Barcelona have been formally accused of a €9.1m (£7.5m) tax fraud in connection with their dealings in the signing of Neymar from Santos.
A Spanish judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence against the La Liga giants to continue investigations into the Brazilian’s signing in June 2013.
It has been revealed Neymar’s parent received £34m of the £48.6m paid for the wonderkid’s services.
Although, there has been no formal charge and Barceloina have exonerated themselves of any wrongdoing, “In light of the information available”.
The Catalans’ former President Sandro Rosell resigned just last month, following accusations he misappropriated club’s fund. He is presently under investigation but claims innocence.
At the time of the youngster’s move, Barca said they had paid €57m
but it is alleged that, if other contracts are considered, the club have paid a far greater price.