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Manchester United under FIFA inves­tiga­tion for Pogba transfer

FIFA are to investigate the world record transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United.

FIFA have written to Manchester United "to seek clarifi­cation on the deal". The enquiry is believed to be about who was involved in the £89.3m transfer, and how much money was paid to them.

A United spokesman said: "We do not comment on individual contracts. FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was concluded in August."

Pogba returned to the club in the summer having left Manchester United for Juventus for £1.5m in 2012. He returned to the club last summer for a world-record fee of £89.3m.

United also agreed to pay Juventus £4.5m in performance-related bonuses plus other costs, including another £4.5m if Pogba signs a new contract.

When the deal was confirmed, Juventus said the "economic effect" to their club was "about 72.6m euros".

A book published in Germany this week - The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football - and reproduced in media reports, includes what it says is a breakdown of the Pogba fee and alleges his agent Mino Raiola earnt £41m from the deal.

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