Juventus don’t fear punishment over Pogba deal

Date published: Thursday 22nd June 2017 12:21

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Juventus are confident they’ll be cleared of any wrong-doing regarding the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United last summer, according to a report.

The 24-year-old moved to Old Trafford in a deal worth £89.6m, and United have already been the subject of an investigation by FIFA, which found no foul play.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is claimed to have received £23m up front for his role in the deal by a book entitled Football Leaks: The Dirty Business.

But Juventus director Beppe Moratta told the Daily Mail: “It was a transfer with very high numbers, so it’s only natural there was an investigation.

“We acted in full respect of the rules, replied to the FIFA questions and are confident there will be no disciplinary action.”

Raiola is also the subject of an investigation centering around the alleged third-party ownership of Pogba’s economic rights, which has been illegal since 2015.

Pogba made 30 Premier League appearances last season, scoring five times and providing four assists.

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