United paid Juve £89.3m to resign the 23-year-old midfielder from the Turin outfit having left Old Trafford in 2012 after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, after contradicting reports on Pogba’s exact wages emerged yesterday as reported by yours truly Allsoccerplanet, FIFA announced today they have launched an investigation into the Frenchman’s world record transfer to England.
FIFA have contacted United to ask for clarification about all aspects of the deal, including the extra-ordinary cut of more than £41m taken by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola.
It has emerged from FIFA sources that United had been asked to explain the detail of the Pogba transfer some time ago.
It is thought that Raiola’s agreement with Juventus for a 50% slice of any future transfer over £40m could breach regulations over third-party ownership. That is the focus of FIFA investigation, even though triple representation is permitted in certain circumstances.
A FIFA spokesman said: “We can confirm that Fifa/Transfer Matching System has requested additional information on transfer from what is already available in TMS.”
A United spokesman said: “We don’t comment on contracts. FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August.”
Pogba’s salary for this season was £8.6m but will be cut to £7.75m for the 2017-18 campaign. However, the reduction will be offset by a loyalty bonus of £3.46m. The bonus will increase to £3.78m for the 2018-19 season.