Maradona requests prosecutor meeting over tax dispute
Former great celebrates Napoli's Cup win with toast13 February, 13:20
Maradona, who is revered in Naples for helping the city's soccer team to win two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup in that period, denies this, saying he paid all the taxes due.
The 53-year-old is in Italy after visiting to see Napoli beat AS Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to qualify for the Italian Cup final by winning their semi 5-3 on aggregate.
He celebrated his former side's triumph by toasting it with a group of fans he ran into at a motorway service station afterwards. The former player does not return to Italy very often after having a diamond-studded earring and a Rolex watch seized, among other assets, over the tax row on past visits.
He caused a storm in October when he slapped his left hand onto his right arm on Italian television in the classic Italian 'umbrella' sign - the equivalent of a British V-sign or America's middle-finger 'flipping the bird' - after being presented with a tax bill reportedly in the region of 39 million euros.