SERIE A - Police search Juventus offices in a probe into player transfers
In an inquiry investigating player transfers, Italy's financial police raided Juventus' offices, with prosecutors probing into allegedly fraudulent information on the Serie A club's balance sheets.
The Turin public prosecutor's office said in a statement late Friday that it was looking at deals made over the past three seasons, as well as the manner annual financial results were calculated between 2019 and this year.
Juve is being probed for lying to investors and generating invoices for non-existent transactions, according to authorities.
Six Juve directors are being investigated, according to Italian media, including chairman Andrea Agnelli, vice-chairman and former player Pavel Nedved, and former sports director Fabio Paratici, who is currently at Tottenham Hotspur.
Associated Press Prosecutors are also investigating into the club's interactions with Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived to much fanfare in the summer of 2018 and then left for Manchester United in August, according to ANSA.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) opened its own inquiry into a series of shady moves earlier this month, with the majority of the transactions involving Juve.