Disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been named as a former lover of model Irina Shayk in a bombshell story which is making headlines across the world.
Spanish daily El Mundo made the sensational claim about the roving-eyed football chief and Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex girlfriend in a piece published yesterday titled ‘All the women in Blatter’s life.’
It declared the 79-year-old ‘had a relationship’ with the Russian beauty after dating tennis player Ilona Boguska but before meeting glamourous Linda Barras, 50.
Blatter began seeing Polish-born Ilona, a friend of his daughter Corinne, in 1995 and they separated in 2002, it is claimed.
They dated again after Blatter’s short 2002 marriage to Graziella Bianca – a dolphin trainer who was also a friend of his daughter.
Blatter is understood to have become close to Swiss socialite Barras at the beginning of 2014 and has been described as her boyfriend by Swiss and other international press even though her husband Christian insists they are just ‘close friends.’
El Mundo’s claims about Blatter and Shayk – a guest of Prince Charles at a recent Buckingham Palace party – were being echoed across the world today.
A New York-based spokesman for Irina Shayk declined to comment on the allegations, but a source close to the model was quoted as saying: ‘It is absolutely untrue.’
The controversial soccer boss was described by one paper last week as a a ‘short, bald despot with a leering eye for women half his age’.
Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday just three days after winning a fifth term as president amid a corruption scandal that continues to rock world football.
Culled from a Mail Online article