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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola subject of blackmail plot?

Pep Guardiola subject of blackmail plot?
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly involved in a blackmail plot, centred around emails from his club account.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has allegedly been caught up in a blackmail plot at the Etihad Stadium.

A report in The Sun says that a "rogue IT worker" has claimed to have hacked Guardiola's club email account, accessing a wide range of information from previous years.

As well as being able to view contact details of the club's star men, the report adds that the person in question has attempted to part with the information for £100,000.

Emails were allegedly exchanged in 2017 regarding the possible additions of Matthijs de Ligt and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, then at Ajax and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

A man aged 30 has been arrested in connection with the allegations, according to a police spokeswoman.

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