Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain could face legal issues for their transfers business this summer, according to reports.
Reports claim that PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is being investigated by the police and is facing FIFA bribery allegations regarding World Cup rights.
The investigation concerns alleged bribes offered by PSG chairman Al-Khelaifi to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke to award 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights to Qatari-owned beIN Media Group.
Valcke, 57, is alleged to have received “undue advantages” from “a businessman in the sports rights sector,” who has not yet been identified, to award “media rights for certain countries” for four World Cups from 2018 through to 2030.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi is the head of the Qatari State Investment fund that also owns PSG and the company helped the Ligue 1 club to secure a world-record deal to bring Neymar to the French capital in August.
But bribery charges against Al-Khelaifi could change the dynamics of Neymar’s future at the Ligue 1 club.
According to El Gol Digital, Al-Khelaifi could be heavily fined by FIFA and that could force PSG to sell Neymar.
The report claim that PSG might have to offload Neymar in order to improve relations with FIFA.
According to the report, Real Madrid would be in pole position to land the Brazilian, if PSG put up Neymar for sale.
Earlier, Neymar also linked with a move to Real Madrid prior to his move to PSG and according to reports the Brazilian has tried to bring in a clause in his contract at PSG that would allow him to make a switch to the Bernabeu in the future.