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20th Jun 2017

Juventus, not Manchester United, are being investigated over Paul Pogba deal

United are in the clear

Darragh Murphy

Fifa have reportedly cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in relation to their signing of Paul Pogba last summer.

Pogba rejoined the Red Devils for an astonishing £89.3 million last year but eyebrows were raised about the role that the midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, played in the deal.

Last month, following reports of the ridiculous fee that Raiola was set to make from the deal (believed to be in the region of £41 million), Fifa announced that they were investigating the transfer.

Some United supporters immediately entered panic mode, fearing a transfer ban by way of punishment if the Premier League club was found guilty of behaving improperly in their acquisition of the Frenchman.

Well, it turns out, United will be facing no punishment whatsoever as they were cleared of any wrongdoing on Tuesday evening.

Fifa announced that they have, in fact, opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, the club from which Pogba joined.

“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC,” a Fifa spokesperson said, via ESPN.

“We cannot comment further as proceedings are ongoing.

“We can confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United.”