Possible tax-avoidance deals looked at
31 January ~ FIFA are investigating dozens of deals for Brazilian players because of possible tax-avoidance. The transfers, stretching back to the 1990s, involved players signing for small Uruguayan clubs and loaning them elsewhere before selling, meaning less capital gains tax needed to be paid. The investigation moves by clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Santos. The move to tighten up transfer deals comes after Barcelona president Sandro Rosell stepped down over Neymar's move to the club. Bloomberg has more information.