Tax Evasion: Sanchez Swims In Troubled Waters

Sanchez: In trouble

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial. Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over the fraud of 983,000 euros ($1.21 million) linked to image rights during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP. Prosecutors said the 29-year-old Chilean forward had failed to declare any proceeds from the exploitation of his image rights in 2012 and 2013…

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Mascherano Joins Hebei China Fortune

Argentine international defender Javier Mascherano was unveiled on Wednesday as the latest big name to move to China, signing for Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona. The Spanish giants announced on Tuesday that the 33-year-old was leaving the club after seven and a half successful seasons but did not say where he was going. “After reaching agreement with Barcelona FC and the player himself, the distinguished Argentine captain Mascherano has, starting today, officially joined Hebei China Fortune Football Club,” the Chinese Super League (CSL) side said, without disclosing the transfer fee.

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