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Inter under investigation for suspicious player transfers

Tue 21 December 2021 | 19:46

Inter have confirmed on Tuesday that Milan Public Prosecutors were investigating the club for financial irregularities.

The club's office was raided on Tuesday as the prosecutors were investigating the sale of players carried out by the club in recent seasons, the latest probe into football transfer dealings in the country.

The news comes only days after

Juventus

was investigated for similar allegations involving transfer activities.

"As part of investigative activities coordinated by the prosecutor,"

said deputy prosecutor

Maurizio Romanelli

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"the financiers of the economic-financial police unit of the Milan financial police carried out documentary investigations at the offices of FC Internazionale Milano spa and of the Lega Nazionale, Serie A professionals."

Acting prosecutor

Riccardo Targetti

added:

"The ongoing activities are aimed at acquiring documentation relating to the transfer by Inter of the registration rights of certain players for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years in order to verify the regularity of the accounting of the related capital gains."

The Serie A defending champions stated in a

statement

that they had handed over records connected to player transactions in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, with prosecutors in Milan looking to "verify the regular accounting of the related capital gains."

"FC Internazionale Milano confirms that it has provided the required documentation relating to the disposals of certain players in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons,"

the club said

.

"The request was received by the Milan Public Prosecutor's Office to verify the regular accounting of the related capital gains.

"The company's financial statements are drawn up in compliance with the most rigorous accounting principles.

"No Inter cardholder is under investigation. No objections have been formalized. As stated in the statement from the Prosecutor, these are preliminary investigations."

In the years covered by the investigation, the club bought a number of significant players.

Between 2017 and 2019, the club signed

Romelu Lukaku

,

Christian Eriksen

,

Nicolo Barella

,

Radja Nainggolan

, and

Lautaro Martinez

, with all but Nainggolan helping the club win the Serie A title last season.


source: SportMob

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