Report: Forest still owe Peterborough over £1m for Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest are said to still owe Peterborough United £1.5 million for Britt Assombalonga.

The Telegraph reports that Peterborough United are still owed £1.5 million from Nottingham Forest over the transfer of Britt Assombalonga. 

Assombalonga signed for Forest last summer in a big-money deal, but it is alleged that Forest have not been prompt with their payments for the clinical striker. 

The Reds, despite being backed by the wealthy Fawaz Al-Hasawi, are alleged to be considerably behind on their arranged payments for Assombalonga and Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony took to Twitter to explain the impact it had made on his own transfer plans last night. 

MacAnthony did not actually name the club - just stating that they were in the Championship - but he did confirm that his side were owed millions, fitting in with the Telegraph's report. 

If the Telegraph's report is correct that Forest are still due to spend another £1.5 million on Assombalonga then their chances of fitting in with Financial Fair Play look limited. 

The Midlands club are already under a transfer embargo and they appear to be struggling to balance the books.

For Posh the repercussions have been costly, in more ways than one. The League One side were said to be hoping to bring in two players during the transfer window to help strengthen their play-off push, but the missed payment may have left them having to rely on the loan window. 

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