Maradona wants daughter jailed for ‘stealing $4.5 million from him’

Maradona with his daughters (AFP)

The 57-year-old football legend Diego Maradona said he is suing his ex-wife Claudia Villafane and daughters Dalma and Giannina for the alleged theft of $4.5 million from him between 2000 and 2015.

He added that his family transferred the money to a bank account in Uruguay and to US where they bought a property.

Maradona's lawyer claims 28-year-old Giannina was in Uruguay for a 'few hours' in August, according to Spanish sports news outlet Marca.

However, Giannina said on Twitter: "They know where I live and they can come when they want. Thanks for all the warm messages.

"I am fine with myself inside, I have forgiven worse from him and I will do the same now."

Maradona is now managing the UAE’s Fujairah club.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51