FIFA clear Manchester United in Pogba deal, begin probe into Juventus

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Manchester United have been cleared of wrongdoing by Federation Internationale de Football Association over their £89 million signing of Paul Pogba last summer from Juventus, but the Italian giants still face disciplinary proceedings.

Juventus, though, will be subject to disciplinary proceedings following a probe into the £89.3m transfer in which Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, allegedly earned £41m.

Manchester United stunned the footballing world when they paid a world-record £89million to re-sign the France global.

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In a odd turn of events, however, Federation Internationale de Football Association have also confirmed that they have opened an investigation into the role of Juventus in Pogba's transfer.

When they confirmed the transfer, Juventus said the "economic effect" to their club was "about 72.6m euros".

However, the inclusion of massive commissions to agent Mino Raiola may well have breached third party ownership rules.

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French midfielder Pogba, 24, returned to Old Trafford a year ago, after having left for Juventus in 2012 for £1.5m. However, proceedings have begun over the agreement between Raiola and Juventus that allowed him to take away such a huge chunk of the fee.

Some United supporters immediately entered panic mode, fearing a transfer ban by way of punishment if the Premier League club was found guilty of behaving improperly in their acquisition of the Frenchman. We can not comment further as proceedings are ongoing.

POSSIBLE PENALIZATIONS - If the Bianconeri club is found guilty at the end of the investigation, Federation Internationale de Football Association will immediately impose a penalty on Juventus, which according to ESPN could be either a simple fine to a block on the market.

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Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent.

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