Moratti plays down Serie A police raid

The Inter president insists he is not unduly concerned after officers began investigations into money laundering and tax evasion in Italian football

Inter president Massimo Moratti has played down the severity of a police raid on Inter’s headquarters as part of an investigation into money laundering and tax evasion.

The Nerazzurri were just one of 18 Serie A clubs, and 41 in total in Italy, to have their offices raided by the Guarda di Finanza on Tuesday.

Documents pertaining to contracts between players, agents and clubs were seized from a number of top-flight clubs – including Inter – but Moratti insists the media has exaggerated the incident.

“It was not a raid, but an acquisition of documents,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I am very calm about it. We will try to understand better [what the police are looking for].”

The Guarda di Finanza also confirmed that 12 player agents are under investigation, as well as a number of foreign sides, over possible involvement in criminal conspiracy, international tax evasion, invoicing falsification and money laundering.

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