Derby County have fined Tyrone Mears six weeks’ wages following his move to Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Mears angered County when he travelled to France to undergo a trial at Marseille without the permission of the Championship club.
Rams manager Paul Jewell said at the time that Mears would never play for the Championship club again while he was in charge at Pride Park.
Mears has since earned a season-long loan to the Stade Velodrome, however Derby have moved to punish the player with reports claiming the club have issued a legal letter fining him six weeks’ wages.
PFA deputy chief executive Mick McGuire said in the Daily Mail: “Derby are entitled to fine him that amount because he is still on a Premier League contract. We don’t know if he will appeal.”