Sanchez reaches deal to avoid prison time in tax fraud case

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez looks at his hand as Tottenham’s Harry Kane takes a free kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium, in London, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)MADRID — Alexis Sanchez has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid prison time in a tax fraud case stemming from when he played for Barcelona.Sanchez was handed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding tax authorities of nearly 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in 2012 and 2013, but he will not have to serve time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Knicks, Lakers most valuable NBA clubs – Forbes View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sanchez played for Barcelona from 2011 until 2014, when he was signed by Arsenal.Several other players have been targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who two years ago was found guilty — along with his father — for defrauding authorities of 4.1 million euros.Other players investigated in Spain include Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao.Sanchez’s coach at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, is being investigated for the time he worked at Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are often suspended in Spain.In addition paying back what he owed, Sanchez was also fined nearly 600,000 euros. The Manchester United forward also had to pay more than 100,000 euros in interests for the amount defrauded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAa part of the deal, Sanchez will be ineligible for requesting tax benefits for two years.The Chile international was accused of defrauding authorities for income related to his image rights. Authorities said he failed to pay nearly 600,000 euros in 2012 and about 400,000 euros in 2013. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Hummels to Man United latest: Fee ‘agreed’, although Klopp says player is ‘going nowhere’

first_img1 Mats Hummels is linked with a move to Manchester United Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United revolution is well and truly underway.The Dutchman officially took up the reins at Old Trafford last week, and looks to be remoulding his side as they embark on a pre-season tour of America.The Red Devils have already welcomed two major signings in the shape of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, but the real area in need of targeting is central defence.Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels is the man reportedly in line to plug that particular gap, but is a move realistically on the cards? talkSPORT takes a look…£16m deal agreedBoth The Express and Spanish publication Sport have nailed their colours to the mast, reporting that a deal has been agreed that will see Hummels move to Man United for around £16m (€20m). Sport say the deal will be made official later on this week, while the Express point to Dortmund’s recent signing of Matthias Ginter from Freiburg as indication that a deal is set to be concluded.Hummels is staying putAs reported by Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp said that both Hummels and Marco Reus are staying put at the Westfalenstadion – for the time being at least. Speaking during a special broadcast of ‘Black and Yellow talk’, Klopp commented: “I can assure everyone that there is no evidence that the two want to leave. Marco and Mats will play for us next season. What was said today? Mats to Man United? For how much? €20m? Such numbers you can forget.”Wild rumoursIt seems as though daily publication Sport Bild are also dismissing suggestions that Hummels could be on the way to Manchester. ‘The fact that he [Louis van Gaal] is a fan of Hummels is no secret,’ they write, but it is ‘rather unlikely’ that he will be moving to Old Trafford for €20m, especially given Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke’s recent comments that no players – let alone a player as important as Hummels – will be leaving the club.He wants to got to ManchesterDespite Dortmund’s apparent hard-line approach, The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson believes the German defender is interested in a move to Old Trafford, but the lack of European football is a real sticking point. Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “The big problem is not having European football. They [Man United] would love him. As I understand it, Mats Hummels would like to go to Manchester United if the right deal came about and Dortmund said, ‘yes, Ok, you can go’.”Barcelona snubThe Mirror have approach the situation cautiously, reporting that any potential switch to Man United has been strengthened after the 25-year-old rejected a move to Barcelona. They too report the transfer fee is likely to be in the region of £16m (€20m), citing that Red Devils boss Van Gaal wants Hummels to be lead his defence following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at the end of last season.Man United fans, do you think you’ll sign Mats Hummels this summer? Comment below…last_img read more