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Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, accused of tax fraud

Arsenal player, Alexis Sanchez has been accused of committing tax fraud in Spain during his time as a Barcelona player.

Prosecutors in Barcelona allege that Sanchez failed to pay tax on 983,443 euros (£888,246) during 2012 and 2013.

Prosecutors accuse Sanchez of using an offshore company in Malta to avoid paying tax on image rights earnings.

In a statement, his agent said: "Alexis Sanchez has fully obeyed the laws imposed by the countries where he has resided."

It added: "He has paid taxes to all the local tax and revenue organisations. Furthermore, all of his personal and image rights income has been declared to all of those national tax and revenue agencies."


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