Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to Manchester United from Sporting CP is under investigation by FIFA after Sampdoria launched a claim against the Portuguese club.
Sampdoria’s complaint relates to payments they believe they are entitled to following Fernandes’ move for an initial £48 million (€55m) to Old Trafford in January.
The Portugal midfielder joined Sporting from Sampdoria for €8.5m in June 2017.
Sampdoria’s claim concerns Sporting alone, meaning there is no suggestion United are guilty of any impropriety.
In a statement released to Stats Perform. a FIFA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that on 3 April 2020 the Italian club, UC Sampdoria, lodged a claim with FIFA against the Portuguese club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, related to financial obligations set out in the contract corresponding to the transfer of the Portuguese player, Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes.
“The matter is currently being investigated and consequently we cannot provide further comments.”