Is Manchester United man Paul Pogba in trouble with FIFA? Image: AFP
World football's top governing body FIFA has requested information from Manchester United as part of an examination of Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus.
The French midfielder signed for Jose Mourinho's United last August for $116 million.
FIFA investigating Paul Pogba's deal. The deal was dodgy from day one. The fee is much than reported £89m, close to £110m. pic.twitter.com/864TMQPJHn— BlueCityZen (@BlueCitizen007) May 10, 2017
FIFA says it has "requested information from Manchester United on the transfer." That would be information beyond the details retained by FIFA's Transfer Matching System, which has to ratify player moves between nations.
Wow. AFP say FIFA have been investigation Mino Raiola after Football Leaks published details of Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/3FgDIoUSlK— Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) May 9, 2017
This comes after reports emerged that Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola received a sum around $53 million to help facilitate the deal.
In response, United said "we don't comment on contracts. FIFA have had the documents since the transfer in August."
The announcement was made by FIFA, which is meeting in Bahrain for its annual congress.
In addition to Pogba, information also emerged regarding the wages of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who arrived on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
The Swede was initailly signed on $285,000 a week but reports claim his actual wage is near $476,000. In addition to that, he has also pocketed a cool $3.7 million in goal bonuses this season with 28 strikes for United in all competitions.
(With inputs from AP)