A lawyer hired by Juventus allegedly promised to have potential signings take their Italian citizenship test at the University of Perugia in future if they allowed Luis Suarez to pass, according to media reports in Italy.
Phone calls between Maria Turco, a lawyer hired by Juventus, and an official at the University of Perugia allegedly show them negotiating over passing the Uruguayan striker ahead of his now collapsed move to Juventus.
Italian police are investigating claims that the former Liverpool star cheated in his citizenship test in a bid to speed up his move to the Serie A champions.
Luis Suarez arrived in Perugia last week to take an Italian test ahead of a potential move to Juve
It has now been claimed that Suarez cheated in the test in order to speed up his move to Italy
A move to Juve has now fallen through with Suarez expected to join Atletico Madrid but he flew to Perugia last week and passed a dual citizenship test in case terms were agreed with Juventus.
But while he doesn't appear to be moving to Italy, Suarez could find himself in hot water after claims by Repubblica and Ansa earlier this week that there were 'irregularities' in the test.
Now, a report by Corrierre della Sella claims there were three phone calls between Turco, who works with Juve's lawyer Luigi Chiappero, and the director general of the university, Simone Olivieri.
It is claimed they discussed how Suarez could pass his test and what the university would get in return on phone calls monitored by Guardia di Finanza.
Turco allegedly claims they will send non-EU players needing to pass the citizenship test to the University of Perugia moving forward but only if Suarez passes the test seamlessly.
It is even claimed they allowed Suarez to take the test early, on September 17 rather than September 22.
The test was also reportedly 'tailor-made' to Suarez and they made four other foreigners takes the test on September 17 with Suarez, instead of September 22.
It has been reported that Suarez was sent the questions in advance and passed the Italian language (B1 level) exam having already been told the answers.
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