Daniel Sturridge could face a ban from playing a number of matches in Turkey if the FA is successful with an appeal over his sanctions for breaking betting rules.
Sturridge was given a £75,000 fine and a two-week ban in July – a decision which the FA felt was too lenient – after an independent regulatory commission inquiry.
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It found that the former England international had instructed his brother, Leon, to lay bets on him making a possible move to Sevilla, which amounted to insider information.
But nine of 11 charges brought against Sturridge were dismissed and a statement issued by the FA at the time said the body “respectfully disagrees with the regulatory commission’s findings.”
Sky Sports News has been told if the FA’s appeal is successful, and if a harsher sporting sanction is imposed which includes a longer playing ban, English football’s governing body may seek for that to be imposed in Turkey.
If the Turkish authorities accepted the FA’s request that would mean that Sturridge – who made his debut for Trabzonspor on Sunday – would then be forced to sit out any further suspended games for his new team.