Platini and Blatter sought to clarify that the £1.35m, which the Frenchman confirmed he was paid in February 2011, was for work he legitimately did at Fifa. In a letter of explanation sent to all Uefa’s 54 national football associations, including the English FA, Platini said he acted as special adviser to Blatter. Blatter’s lawyers described it as “a valuable employment relationship” and said “the payments were valid compensation and nothing more.”
Later on Sepp Blatter claimed £1.35m was paid to Michel Platini as a ‘gentleman’s agreement’
• Fifa president confirms there was no written contract
• Platini has said money was unpaid additional salary
Will FIFA face another corrupt president if Michael Platini will be elected?