Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Perez said he could understood why the four-times world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of tax fraud. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been convicted.

The case against Mourinho comes just a week after prosecutors accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading €14.7 million ($16.5 million) in taxes.

Club president, Florentino Perez has maintained that only clubs that are willing to match Ronaldo's €1billion buyout clause stand a chance of acquiring his services. But will he leave Real Madrid?

Navas's form improved towards the end of the campaign, however, as his side won the double of the La Liga title and the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho are both clients of the football agent Jorge Mendes.

Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico.

Mourinho, 54, allegedly owes the Spanish tax authorities €3.3 million ($3.7 million).

'The Spanish government in turn, through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations'.

The agency published copies of the certificates.

On Tuesday, El Confidencial report that Cristiano Ronaldo's court date has been set for July 31, 2017.

Paul Pogba is now the most expensive player on the globe after United brought him back from Juventus last summer and Jose Mourinho's men would likely have to break the bank again to re-sign the Portuguese. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.

Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud.

And the Portugal forward, who is now away on global duty at the Confederations Cup, maintains a good relationship with PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

In Ronaldo's case, the former Manchester United winger is accused of having diverted some €150m of advertising revenue through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands.

  • Julie Sanders