Irina Shayk denies Sepp Blatter relationship rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo's ex Irina Shayk was hit with shocking claims she had a past relationship with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter this week, but the rumours have now been slammed as "absolutely untrue.”

Respected Spanish daily El Mundo made the sensational claim about the roving-eyed football chief and the stunning model in a piece published yesterday titled “All the women in Blatter’s life.”

However, while a New York-based spokesman for Irina Shayk declined to comment, a source close to the model said: “It is absolutely untrue.”

The newspaper initially declared the 79-year-old “had a relationship” with the Russian beauty - currently seeing American Sniper actor Bradley Cooper - after dating tennis player Ilona Boguska but before meeting glamorous Linda Barras, 50.

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”.

He 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.

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney revealed yesterday he told Blatter to ‘move on’ after the outgoing FIFA president eyed his partner Emma English before saying he ‘approved’ of her.
Mr Delaney told RTE Radio One during an interview: “He met Emma, my partner, in Vienna recently.

“He stared at her for seven or eight seconds and he said, ‘I approve of your new girlfriend.’

“I asked him to move on, move on please.

“She is a great girl. I love her very much. It was an extraordinary moment. If she was here she would tell you herself.

“He stared at her and I said ‘move on’ and he did.”
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