SUPER agent Mino Raiola’s transfer ban could mean a very boring summer for football fans.
The Italian-born broker represents some of the biggest names in world football including Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
Pogba’s dream Real Madrid switch is now in jeopardy after Fifa suspended Raiola, 51, from all transfer dealings.
Raiola was initially hit with a three-month ban from the Italian FA which only applied to business in Italy.
But Fifa today announced: “The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) on the intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola to have worldwide effect.
"Carmine Raiola is suspended for a period of three months and Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months.
"The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified today and takes immediate effect.
"For further information concerning the grounds of the sanction please contact FIGC.”
Pogba’s Bernabeu move is not the only one up in tatters.
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt's proposed move to Barcelona was already in doubt with Raiola reportedly demanding a £13million cut.
While Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas has been linked with a £31m switch to shore up the leaky defences of Arsenal and United.
Here, SunSport looks at the rest of Raiola’s clients who could be forced to stay put this summer.
The AC Milan goalkeeper, 20, has already made 161 appearances for the Rossoneri since breaking into the team at 16.
Capped on 12 occasions by Italy, it's surely only a matter of time before he departs the San Siro.
Signed from Ajax in 2017, the Lyon right-back has struggled for consistency this season in France – limiting his appearances in all competitions to 20 games.
The 23-year-old has been capped 12 times by Holland, but is behind Denzel Dumfries in the pecking order.
Regarded as one of the best central midfielders in world football, the Paris Saint-Germain ace could cement a starting spot at any club.
Still only 26, the Italian international has won six consecutive Ligue 1 titles with Les Parisiens.
Though he's past his prime now at 32, the Juventus defensive midfielder continues to be a key player in Turin under the tutelage of Massimiliano Allegri.
Potentially unable to feature in Arsenal's Europa League final against Chelsea, the Armenian ace, 30, has been a fan favourite wherever he has been.
Signed by Roma last summer, the Dutch winger – son of legend Patrick – has chipped in with two goals and eight assists in 33 games this season.
The 19-year-old striker – who was the subject of racist chants last month – has banged in seven goals in 15 games for the Old Lady this term.
The maverick centre-forward has been a revelation since joining Marseille in January from Nice – registering eight goals in 13 games.
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