United face high price for Pogma as Le Harve make parent claims

06 September 2009 09:31
Manchester United gave the parents of French teenager Paul Pogba more than £85,000 each and a house in exchange for his signature, his old club Le Havre claimed.

The deal also included the promise of £15,500-a-month for the Paris-born youngster when he turns 17 next year.

High price: Le Harve have made more allegations against Manchester United over their pursuit for teenage prodigy Paul Pogma (C)

The allegations came as Le Havre called for an urgent FIFA enquiry into the inducements offered to Pogba following the decision to hit Chelsea with a transfer ban over their signing of Lens youngster Gael Kakuta.

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Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel said: 'They tempt the parents. In the case of Paul Pogba, it was fairly simple. One hundred thousands euros for the father, one hundred thousand euros for the mother, and a house.

'France respects a certain number of rules, but English clubs do not respect anything.'

Le Havre managing director Alain Belsoeur claims to have documentation showing United offered inducements to Pogba, and has vowed to include it in submissions to FIFA.

United deny the allegations and argue that Pogba was not under contract with Le Havre when he signed for them in July.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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