Paris Saint-Germain and Argentine duo Ángel Di María and Javier Pastore are the latest targets in an on-going anti-corruption investigation in France that saw the players’ houses and club headquarters raided on Tuesday morning.
Agents from France’s Central Anti-Corruption and Financial Offences Bureau searched the homes and PSG’s offices at the Parc des Princes and in Boulogne-Billancourt following information leaked by the website ‘Football Leaks’ regarding possible tax fraud.
A number of clubs have already come under investigation and now PSG find their financial transactions under scrutiny.
Di Maria and Pastore are being investigated in connection with the use of tax heavens to hide earnings from the marketing of image rights.
The reports allege that Di María has hidden at least €5.1 million between 2013 and 2016 in offshore accounts.
Nantes’ Argentine striker Emiliano Sala has also been subject to the investigation and had his home searched by authorities.