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Paul Pogba

FIFA announced in May that they asked Manchester United and Juventus for clarification on all aspects of Paul Pogba’s transfer back to Old Trafford last summer.

According to Rob Dawson of ESPN, FIFA have confirmed United will face no further action while Juventus are being investigated further and may face disciplinary action. Proceedings have been opened against the bianconeri because of their agreement with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, which “could have breached third-party ownership rules.”

A FIFA spokesman said:

“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC. We cannot comment further as proceedings are ongoing. We can confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United.”

If Juventus is found guilty, the Italian champions could be punished for violating the stipulations set out in article 18.

FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players

Section V – Third Party Influence, Article 18:

1. No club shall enter into a contract which enables any other party to that contract or any third party to acquire the ability to influence in employment and transfer-related matters its independence, its policies or the performance of its teams.

2. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee may impose disciplinary measures on clubs that do not observe the obligations set out in this article.