There have been a flurry of tax evasion scandals in the football world in recent years with Lionel Messi most notably being accused of tax fraud and getting hit with a 21-month sentence. Fellow Barcelona teammate Neymar was involved in his own case while Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez was also under investigation. Most recently, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of defrauding the Spanish state of €14.7m (£13m) in tax between 2011 and 2014 while Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €3.3m (£2.9m) in tax during his time at Real Madrid.
Manchester United have reportedly made a €70m (£62m, $78m) bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to reports in Brazil. Jose Mourinho has already added Victor Lindelof to his defensive options this summer, signing the 22-year-old from Benfica in a deal reportedly worth £31m. The Sweden international is expected to partner Eric Bailly at the heart of United's defence next term, but with Mourinho bringing the futures of both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones into question during what were difficult campaigns for the England internationals last season, United may not be done revamping their options at the back.
The England international midfielder is reported to be looking for more regular game time, but would a move to Anfield make sense for all concerned?