QPR are unable to proceed with their internal investigation into manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink because they do not have all the evidence, says the club.
Hasselbaink allegedly requested a fee of £55,000 to work for a fake Far Eastern firm, in reality Dally Telegraph journalists, seeking to sell players to the club.
In video footage collected by the newspaper, Hasselbaink is seen asking his suitors to "come up with a nice figure" for a role, which the newspaper says he is told would involve a number of trips to meet with the firm in Singapore.
Hasselbaink says: "You said the word business. That's all, it's business, so it depends what you put down, you know... at the end of the day, it has to be worthwhile to go all that way."
Rangers, though, are standing by the Dutchman insisting they have full confidence in him - at least for the time being.
He met with the CEO Lee Hoos and director of football Les Ferdinand on Thursday morning and the Rangers squad have been updated on the club's stance but, in order to proceed, the club are demanding the full video and transcript from the national newspaper.
The QPR statement
A club statement read: “QPR can confirm that we are currently unable to proceed any further with the club's internal investigation at this stage, as The Telegraph are yet to provide full and complete unconditional disclosure of all the information it has, despite a number of requests from both the club and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's legal team.
“We urge The Telegraph to provide full disclosure of all its information relating to the allegations, including video footage and a full transcript of the discussions that took place.
“The club believes this information should not be provided selectively, but unedited and unconditionally, in order for the club to view the full context and the sequence of what was said by all parties to include in its investigation.
“Once again, we appreciate the QPR fans want this issue dealt with as quickly as possible, which is why we request full cooperation from The Telegraph in providing us with the aforementioned footage and transcript."
Why does the club want to see and hear the entire evidence?
Because Hasselbaink's job depends on whether he was at the meeting to merely negotiate speaking engagements, or was also willing to take players from the company willing to pay for his time in Singapore.
If he was, that's a conflict of interest, and against FA rules. Sam Allardyce got his P45 for much the same thing.