FIFA has “requested information” regarding Manchester United’s £89.3 million acquisition of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in August 2016.
This was confirmed by FIFA in a statement carried by Sky Sports News.
“We can confirm that FIFA/TMS has been requesting information on the transfer. We have no further comments at this stage,” it said.
A German book “Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football” claimed Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola could make as much as £41 million from the transfer.
The BBC said FIFA will likely be scrutinising all parties involved in the world record transfer, including how much money they received as a result of the deal.
When Juventus confirmed the sale last year, it said the “economic effect” was “about €72.6 million (£61 million),” £18 million less than the total sum United allegedly paid.
“We don’t comment on contracts,” Manchester United told Sky Sports. “FIFA have had the documents since the transfer [was completed] in August.”
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