MINO RAIOLA has overturned his worldwide ban from being an agent – boosting Paul Pogba’s hopes of a move away from Manchester United.
Controversial agent Raiola had been barred for acting for three months by the Italian FA in May, meaning he would not be able to act for midfielder Pogba this summer.
Fifa then went on to extend the ban globally – leaving the 51-year-old fuming and launching an immediate appeal to their disciplinary committee.
And the game’s governing body have today overturned the initial ruling and stated Raiola is now able to resume his business dealings with immediate effect.
Raiola tweeted images of the Fifa ruling, with the simple message: “Suspension annulled. Justice!”
That means the Italian-born Dutchman is now free to try to orchestrate a move away from Old Trafford for his client Pogba.
He also has Matthijs De Ligt as part of his stable, the Ajax defender who has been targeted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe this summer.
The teenage Dutch international is likely to make a move to Paris Saint-Germain after United failed in their attempts to tempt him to Old Trafford.
And Raiola is now in a position to broker a deal which would see Pogba leave for a second time in his career.
Real Madrid have held a long-standing interest in the midfielder, and have been preparing a bid for as much as £150million for the 26-year-old.
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Boss Zinedine Zidane is desperate to bring the France World Cup winner to Spain, and wants to push on with trying to get an agreement with United as soon as possible.
But Real now face competition from Juventus, who are keen to tempt Pogba back to Turin three years after selling him to United for £89m.
They have held initial talks with United officials about the possibility of a deal, and seem prepared to come up with the kind of money needed to persuade the Premier League club to sell.