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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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