Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of football’s world governing body Fifa, the BBC reports.
The attorney general’s office said he was suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal and of a “disloyal payment” to European football chief Michel Platini.
Mr Blatter was being questioned, and his office was searched, it added.
Fifa said it was co-operating with the investigation.
Mr Blatter, 79, has run Fifa since 1998 and has always denied any wrongdoing.