Mathias Pogba taken to Paris court over alleged extortion case against Juventus ace Paul Pogba

The older brother of Juventus star Paul Pogba has been taken to a Paris court, it has been reported.

Mathias Pogba has been taken to court in relation to the alleged extortion attempt made against his brother, former Manchester United midfielder Pogba, reports BFMTV. Mathias Pogba’s police custody has been lifted, and he was set to be moved to court in Paris on Friday night.

Across Tuesday and Wednesday, four people were taken into police custody in relation to an alleged extortion attempt made against Paul Pogba, who currently plays for Juventus.

Mathias, one of the four questioned by authorities, reportedly presented himself to investigators, and was placed in police custody.

Paul Pogba had alleged that his brother, and ‘childhood friends’, were part of a group who targeted him in Turin, and demanded £11million (€13m) for ‘protection services’ across 13 years.

Paul Pogba made 157 appearances for Manchester United across two spells as a senior player, as well as spending the latter stages of his youth career at Old Trafford.

The 2018 World Cup winner moved to Juventus this summer after his contract in Manchester expired, signing a four year deal with the Serie A club.

Mathias has previously insisted that he is ‘a complete stranger’ to any extortion attempt against his brother, according to claims released via his lawyer Richard Arbib.