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Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Apoula Edel has been interviewed by police over claims he lied about his age and identity.

Edel’s former coach and agent Nicolas Philibert, who claims that he is owed 30,000 euros by the player, is reported to have accused the 24-year-old of actually being a 29-year-old named Ambroise Beyamena.

French magazine Le 10 Sport had published documents accusing the Cameroon-born Armenia international of lying about his age and identity, documents handed to the authorities by Philibert.

These included a copy of a request for a Cameroonian playing licence for an 'Ambroise Benyamena' in 1998, with his date of birth given as April 19 1981.

Philibert claims he coached Edel in Cameroon, lending him money and helping him move to Armenia, and that he is actually Benyamena.

PSG have released a statement saying they were "dismayed" by the reports and claiming that the article "added nothing new" to the case, which was first brought to light last year.

The club have also made a claim of defamation against Philibert.

Sevilla, beaten 1-0 by PSG in the Europa League group phase last Thursday, have complained to UEFA about "a possible irregularity" concerning Edel's registration with the French club.

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