Police raid Juve offices in probe into suspected transfer fraud

November 29 – The offices of Juventus, Italy’s most successful club, were raided by police last Friday amid an investigation into transfer dealings between 2019 and 2021.

Turin prosecutor Anna Maria Loreto said the investigation is looking into whether senior officials gave false communications to investors and issued invoices for non-existent transactions.

Police took documents on transfers, invoices and financial statements from the club’s Turin and Milan offices as they probe profits from transfers and agents’ fees.

“Several transfer operations of professional players and the services rendered by some agents involved in the related intermediation are under consideration,” Loreto said.

Six officials are under investigation, as well as Juventus itself. They include club president Andrea Agnelli, vice-president Pavel Nedved and Fabio Paratici, who was Juve’s sporting director before taking up a similar role with Tottenham  Hotspur last summer.

Unconfirmed reports say police are investigating profits grossing €50million acquired in a 24-month spell.

Italian sports paperGazzetta dello Sport claims that 42 transfers – including transfers involving Joao Cancelo, Arthur, Danilo and Miralem Pjanic – are being scrutinised by authorities.

A Juventus statement said: “As necessary, Juventus is collaborating with the investigators and with Consob and is confident that it will clarify every aspect of interest to them, believing that it has operated in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the preparation of financial reports, in compliance with accounting principles and in in line with international football industry practice and market conditions.”

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