Date: 22nd September 2009 at 9:01pm
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FIFA confirmed that they had not started an investigation against Manchester United in the case of Michele Fornasier, the 16-year-old starlet signed from Fiorentina, taking advantage of the rule preventing Italian clubs from tying down under-17 players to a professional contract.

‘We can confirm that we were contacted by Fiorentina with regard to the potential transfer of the player, Michele Fornasier, to Manchester United,’ a FIFA spokesman told the Telegraph.

‘However, no formal investigation has been opened since the documentation currently in our possession, from a purely formal point of view, is not apt to sustain such action.’

They also added that Le Havre, the former club of Paul Pogba, haven’t made any formal complaint yet – they were just mouthing off in the press. The French Football Federation is still holding back Pogba’s international transfer certificate, though: in that case, there is an investigation going on, requested by Manchester United. Hopefully they’ll resolve it soon.