Sampdoria owner and president Massimo Ferrero is under investigation by the Italian tax police for fraud. The allegations Ferrero faces are of embezzlement, fraud, issue and use of false invoices, money laundering and use of money, assets or benefits of illicit origin. Suspicion was aroused after a contract was signed with a company for the redevelopment of the clubs training ground. That company however, is run by Ferrero’s daughter and manages cinemas. The Sampdoria owner has denied the allegations.