Jean-Michael Seri’s move to England is under further scrutiny after Fulham were accused of breaching FA agent rules.

The highly rated Ivorian midfielder moved to Fulham from Nice in July.

According to legal paperwork seen by Sportsmail, Fulham and Seri’s then agent Franklin Mala-Makani empowered intermediaries Willie and Mark McKay to orchestrate the deal — when another FA-registered agent had exclusive rights to represent Seri in any move to England in the summer transfer window.

It is claimed a copy of the exclusive mandate was emailed to Fulham’s chief executive Alistair Mackintosh on June 20 and that the club’s use of the McKays therefore induced a breach of contract.

Willie McKay does not hold an FA intermediary licence but his son Mark does and it understood he signed the relevant documentation.

The situation descended into a legal dispute with compensation demanded and the Premier League club accused of misconduct.

It is claimed Fulham’s decision to use the McKays caused a £1million loss for the agent who had the exclusive mandate.

But it is understood the complaint made against Fulham in July has been withdrawn and the issue has been resolved.

A club spokesman said: ‘Fulham does not intend to comment on this as it relates to a private dispute that we understand has been discontinued.’

Willie McKay was unavailable for comment on Thursday and so was unable to say whether he was also in possession of a mandate.

On Tuesday Sportsmail reported calls for the FA to investigate Seri’s transfer.

Jean-Louis Dupont, who represented Jean-Marc Bosman in the 1995 case that revolutionised the transfer market, wrote to the FA’s compliance chief on Monday demanding an inquiry.

Fulham signed Seri and Nice team-mate Maxime le Marchand for a combined fee of £25m. French reports claim only £10m was for Seri — an astonishingly low figure given the release clause in his contract was £35.5m. Le Marchand’s valuation was claimed to be only around £2m.

Seri has initiated legal proceedings in France against Nice, claiming the club undervalued him in order to avoid paying a bonus.

Nice deny the claim, having dismissed reports last month that Seri’s former clubs in Ivory Coast and Portugal lost out on sell-on payments.

Dupont is acting for the two clubs in Ivory Coast. On Thursday the FA would only confirm receipt of the letter from Dupont, but not whether a decision had yet been made to investigate the transfer.