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Napoli President under investigation for false accounting in Osimhen deal

Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is under investigation for false accounting in the deal that brought Victor Osimhen to the Serie A champions in 2020, according to several sources in Italy.

Osimhen moved to Estadio Diego Armando Maradona from Ligue 1 club, Lille for €71.2 million three years ago.

About €20.1 million of the transfer fee was in exchange for four players, who moved to Lille as part of the deal.

The suspicion is that the players’ wages were overvalued in order to inflate capital gains.

Italy’s Financial Police, Guardia Di Finanza, has already gathered documents concerning the deal.

It would be recalled that Napoli were cleared of allegations in a sporting trial concerning inflated capital gains in April 2022.

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