MANCHESTER UNITED starlet Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 amid an Italian immigration probe into his arrival in Europe.
Born in Ivory Coast, the young winger travelled to Italy with his brother Hamed in 2015.
The pair initially settled in the northern city of Parma, where prosecutors launched an investigation into their move last July.
After over five years on the books of Serie A club Atalanta, Diallo moved to Manchester United in January for £37million.
SunSport revealed last year that the claims centred around a tip-off that the couple who brought the footballers over were not their real parents.
The documents used by the adults to claim parenthood were allegedly falsified.
The 'family' moved to Italy on a visa under the name Traore, which has since been ditched by the United winger.
Amad and Hamed, who plays for Serie A side Sassuolo, had DNA samples taken and were questioned by police along with several other linked parties.
As both were under the age of 18 at the time of the move, neither can face criminal action for their role in the move.
However, the Italian FA (FIGC) have decided to hand down a £42,000 fine to both players following their own investigation.
The verdict names the brothers' alleged parents, Traore Hamed Mamadou and Teher Marina Edwige Carine, in their verdict with Mamadou thought to be the chief suspect in the police probe.
For their role in registering with clubs using false documents, they were found guilty of breaking Article 4 and Article 32 of the Code of Sports Justice.
The FIGC stated that Diallo had: "Allowed, in order to be able to enter into his first professional contract with Atalanta, on 11 July 2018, the use of the false name Traore Diallo Amad.
"Other non-registered subjects (Traore Hamed Mamadou and Teher Marina Edwige Carine) carried out acts aimed at obtaining false or altered documents to circumvent the rules on entry into Italy and membership, as a non-EU citizen already residing in Italy.
"It was found that they pretended to be the parent of the footballer, using false certificates attesting the relationship of kinship.
"Finally, for himself, to obtain subsequent membership cards with companies affiliated with FIGC, continuing to use the false certifications that had allowed him to settle in Italy with fictitious parents."
According to the Mail, Diallo entered into a plea bargain to avoid a footballing ban.
SunSport understand that Manchester United do not believe the matter will impact his ability to play for the club.
The 18-year-old is yet to debut for his new club but was on the bench for Tuesday night's FA Cup win over West Ham.
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