FORMER Celtic and Newcastle star Ki Sung-yueng has been linked to another police probe – this time over a farmland deal.

Ki – who also played for Swansea and Sunderland – was questioned in South Korea over a purchase with his dad.

The pair are alleged to have broken the law after buying ten plots including farmland in 2015 and 2016.  

Local media reports said they are suspected of falsifying documents on farming plans and turning land in Gwangju into a parking lot.

And it is said they made a huge profit after reselling plots to contractors of a private park and apartment complexes early this year.

Police said Ki, 32, had denied “property speculation” but an investigation was ongoing.

Buyers of farmland in South Korea must present a farming business proposal.  

FC Seoul captain Ki is reported to have claimed he sent cash to his dad, who said the land was needed for a footie academy. 

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Ki wrote on Instagram that he was “truly sorry to have caused a stir” but said it  happened “inadvertently”.

We told in March how the  ace — who starred for Celtic from 2010 to 2012 — lodged a complaint with South Korean cops and is suing two former teammates for £300,000 after they claimed he abused them as a starlet — which he denies.

Ki, who has 110 caps for South Korea, spent six years on the books of Swansea after leaving Celtic before joining Newcastle in 2018.

He left in 2020 after making 21 league appearances, joining Mallorca before linking up with current club FC Seoul.

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