Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

Despite being handed a 16-month sentence, Di Maria will not go to prison as is normal in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.

Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain's state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admits two counts of tax fraud of nearly €1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence.

A host of football stars have run into trouble in Spain over suspected tax fraud related to image rights, with Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo summoned to appear in court on July 31 to answer four counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euros.

The document formalizing the deal between the parties said that Di Maria used a company in Panama to avoid tax.

Real Madrid issued a statement to strongly deny reports they illegally approached former Coach Jose Mourinho while he was in charge at Inter.

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In March, a day after being summoned to answer a judge's questions regarding the fraud investigation, Di Maria paid 1.45 million euros ($1.6 million) to Spain's Tax Office.

Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted that the club are "not contemplating" selling the Ballon d'Or victor, though, and Bale has been consistently linked with a return to the Premier League to join Ronaldo's former club Manchester United. This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi a year ago.

Last year, Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud along with his father and, though the Barcelona star was sentenced to 21 months in prison, did not serve time as it was suspended.

All the cases involve income from image rights on endorsement side deals made by players, not salaries paid by clubs.

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