Raiola and Tare reject Report claims

Mino Raiola and Lazio director Igli Tare have announced legal action against tonight’s RAI investigative programme Report, which looks into the world of agents and commissions.

The show is due to air this evening on RAI 3, with some early details released including a search at Raiola’s Malta offices, which are empty, implying he is using the country as a tax haven.

There are also suggestions Lazio director Tare has shares in an Albanian betting company, Top Bast, as reported by La Repubblica as well.

Tare confirmed he has taken legal action and asked for the programme to be taken off air, insisting the theories are “entirely without foundation.”

Raiola also launched a tirade against the Report staff, who already investigated into Juventus ultras and Yonghong Li’s Milan ownership.

“It is shameful that State television, using public money, should create false news,” Raiola told the Corriere dello Sport.

“RAI ought to guarantee serious journalism, instead they sent to Malta a journalist who said a lot of false things and was unable to find the right address of my office in Malta.

“This ‘error’ is unforgivable, because it casts a shadow over my reputation. My lawyers have already taken action against Report, who I hope will take a step back and take action against this journalist.”