Premier League: West Ham United blame 'administrative oversight' for anti-doping rule breach
West Ham United blamed 'administrative oversights' for being hit with a Football Association charge for breaching anti-doping rules on Tuesday
London: West Ham United blamed "administrative oversights" for being hit with a Football Association charge for breaching anti-doping rules on Tuesday.
An FA statement said the London club "failed to ensure its 'club whereabouts' information was accurate on three occasions within 12 months".
West Ham have until 27 February to respond.
"The breach relates to administrative oversights on the FA's whereabouts system," West Ham said in a statement.
"For example a player's address had been registered and the house number digits transposed, and the club will be responding to the FA in due course.
"We would like to make it clear that the breach is a club administrative matter and does not concern any of our players."
The 29-year-old Son has compiled 107 goals and 64 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions since joining Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.
"Giroud is expected to be in Italy on Thursday to undergo medicals and sign the contract," wrote Sky Sport on its website.
With "no clarity" about SC East Bengal's participation in the 14-team tournament slated to begin in August third week, IFA secretary Joydeep Mukherjee said as per the rulebook the red-and-gold brigade would be relegated to the lower division.