Manchester United’s star midfielder Paul Pogba was looking well-set for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer, but it appears that a transfer deal will not take place soon, as his agent Mino Raiola has been given a worldwide transfer ban by FIFA.

Metro reports that FIFA, the world’s largest regulatory authority on all football-related situations, announced on Friday that Mino Raiola will serve a worldwide transfer ban for three months. Earlier this week, the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) had confirmed that Raiola had been suspended from all transfer activity in Italy for the same time period, after which FIFA amended the decision to extend the ban all across the globe.

A statement from FIFA read thus:

“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.

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.”

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