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08th May 2019

Italian FA reported to have banned Mino Raiola for three months from brokering transfers

The Italian FA have published a press release stating that Mino Raiola has been suspended from transfer activity for three months

Reuben Pinder

Looks like Pogba is staying put this summer

Football agent Mino Raiola has reportedly been banned from transfer activity for three months, as reported by Italian publication Calciomercato.

The Italian FA, FIGC have published a press release which says Raiola has been suspended from ‘activity of sports prosecutor’ for three months between May 9 – August 9, while his cousin Vincenzo has been suspended for two months.

No reasons for this suspension have been listed, although Calciomercato’s report suggests it stems back to the transfer of Gianluca Scamacca to PSV in 2015, when AS Roma were unhappy with the way the player left the club.

Mino Raiola’s absence from the summer transfer window could see the likes of Paul Pogba and Matthijs, both clients of his linked with moves away from their respective clubs, staying put this summer.

Raiola brokered Pogba’s world record move from Juventus to Manchester United, while also bringing Zlatan Ibrahimović and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the club. With United in a never-ending crisis, the Pogba is reportedly keen to bring his second spell at United to an end, but may have to endure another season at Old Trafford if this ban is implemented.

De Ligt, meawhile, has been linked with a summer transfer to Barcelona from Ajax. The 19-year-old has captained the Dutch side to a Champions League semi-final this season and has piqued the interest of Europe’s elite clubs, but he may have to wait another year before he makes the step up if Raiola cannot arrange a move for him unless he decides to change agents.