Paul Pogba’s brother is in police custody along with four other people in connection with an investigation into an alleged plot to extort the former Manchester United star.

Mathias Pogba surrendered to the Paris police on Wednesday afternoon and was taken into custody, said an official close to the investigation.

The prosecutor opened an investigation last month into allegations that Pogba’s brother and childhood friends are demanding 13 million euros from the player.

Mathias Pogba, 32, has denied the allegations and his lawyer said last week he wanted ‘more than anything else’ to resolve the situation with his brother.

The case came to light after posting a video saying he would reveal “great revelations” it would make fans and teammates look at his famous brother in a different light.

He also promised to reveal ‘very important things’ about Paris Saint-Germain player Kylian Mbappe, as well as ‘integrity’ questions regarding Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta.

Paul Pogba’s lawyers said the video was ‘not a surprise’ and followed ‘threats and attempted extortion by an organized gang’.

Pogba, 29, now plays for Juventus after a disappointing spell at Manchester United.

His brother played in some of the lower leagues in European football, appearing for Crawley Town and Partick Thistle.

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