Paul Pogba is under police protection in Turin, according to reports in his native France.
Pogba was allegedly the victim of a violent extortion plot by criminals, involving his brother, with the group said to have demanded up to £11.3million (€13m) from the midfielder.
With his brother, Mathias, having been charged in relation to the crimes, it has now been reported by Le Parisien (via Football-Italia) that Pogba is under police protection in Turin.
The report claims that a member of the player’s entourage has confirmed the presence of police around the player currently in the Italian city.
Four other individuals have also been charged with offences, judicial sources told news agencies Reuters and Agence France-Presse.
Earlier this month the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a judicial probe into allegations by Paul Pogba that he was the target of extortion attempts and threats from an organised gang.