The Football Association have charged Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers with seven breaches of regulations relating to third-party ownership and agents.
The charges relate to Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin, who signed for Rangers for a club-record fee believed to be in the region of £3.5million in 2009.
The club have been charged with agreeing a deal with a third party for the player's economic rights and allegedly failing to notify the FA of the arrangement before registering Faurlin.
The club have also been charged with allegedly using or seeking to pay an Unauthorised Agent in relation to the player's registration in July 2009. This charge is brought under the Players Agents Regulations, A1.
QPR have issued a statement protesting their innocence and they are confident they will be cleared over the charges.
It read: "Queens Park Rangers and Gianni Paladini can confirm that they have received charges from the Football Association.
"Having co-operated fully with the FA's investigation, QPR and Mr Paladini shall be denying all of the charges and requesting a formal FA hearing to determine them.
"QPR and Mr Paladini are confident that there has been no deliberate wrongdoing involved.
"Given this matter will now be dealt with by an FA hearing, neither the Club nor Mr Paladini are able to make any further comment.