Cape Town - FIFA
has dropped proceedings against Juventus over the transfer of Paul
Pogba to Manchester United last year due to insufficient evidence.
World football's governing body had requested documentation from both
clubs in May relating to the £89.3 million deal, which was a
world-record fee at the time.
United were cleared of any wrong-doing a month later, but FIFA then
turned their attention to Juve amid claims that Pogba's agent, Mino
Raiola, had pocketed £41 million from the French midfielder's move to Old
However, the case has now been closed after FIFA failed to prove that the Bianconeri had breached transfer regulations.
"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to dismiss all charges
against the club Juventus FC for the apparent infringements of the
Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) in the frame of
the transfer of the player Paul Labile Pogba given that the evidence
available was not sufficient to establish to the appropriate standard of
proof, that article 18ter of the RSTP had been breached," a FIFA
"The Disciplinary Committee nevertheless underlined the importance of
always preserving the independence of clubs and players in recruitment
and transfer-related matters in order to ensure the integrity of matches