FIFA asks Man United for details of Pogba deal

Doug Mendoza
May 11, 2017

Federation Internationale de Football Association did not state a reason for the probe and said it was " not a formal investigation", but the BBC reported that it was linked to leaked details about the Pogba deal, which surfaced on Tuesday. France worldwide Pogba joined United for 89 million pounds ($115.05 million) in August.

"If that's what they're going to pay, that's what they're going to pay", Clarke said in an interview with BBC Sport.

It is believed they are looking into allegations of third-party ownership, which is banned in England.

Pogba, 24, returned to Old Trafford last August from the Serie A giants in a blaze of publicity.

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba shouts at the linesman during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 18, 2016.

It is believed to be linked to claims that agent Mino Raiola pocketed £ 41million from the deal that took the France worldwide to Old Trafford.

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Before Manchester United fans get too worked up, it looks as though the club are not the ones being investigated, rather Raiola.

"And by our side, I mean the player's side".

Raiola too, however, is insistent that he has not done anything wrong in spite of the ridiculous figure he stood to make from the transfer.

Asked specifically if it was paid by Juventus, he said: "No - not in the way that you're saying it".

Again, FIFA has yet to release a statement of its own explaining what specific part of the deal is under investigation. An accusation such as this can result in hefty fines for both player and club, and even jail time for those involved.

Details of the Frenchman's £89 million (R1.5 billion) switch to Old Trafford were apparently revealed this week, in a new book called Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football.

Other reports by GizPress

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