Sports World: Blatter and 2 others face new probe

Blatter and 2 others face new probe

ZURICH • Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter and ex-secretary-general Jerome Valcke, already banned from football for ethics violations, are facing a fresh investigation over the salaries and bonuses they received in office.

Fifa's ethics committee said that its investigators had opened formal proceedings against both men, along with former finance director Markus Kattner, for possible ethics violations which included "bribery and corruption."


Spurs set to break record attendance

LONDON • Tottenham Hotspur say next week's clash with Monaco will be played in front of the highest attendance for a Champions League football game in England, with more than 80,000 tickets sold.

Spurs are using Wembley Stadium for their second Champions League campaign as their White Hart Lane ground has a reduced capacity owing to work on an adjacent new stadium.


Neymar rejected PSG, United: agent

LONDON • Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro has revealed the Brazilian footballer was offered a tax-free £650,000 (S$1.17 million) a week to sign for Paris Saint-Germain in the close season for a transfer fee that would have almost doubled the existing record.

The French champions were ready to sign the forward, who was also close to a move to Manchester United for €190 million (S$290 million), but "he renewed his contract for less money with Barcelona because he wanted to stay in Barcelona".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe