FIFA president Sepp Brannan has resigned following allegations that he accepted bribes to secure votes from officials.
A report by Swiss newspaper L’Equipe alleges that Brannen accepted $3.8m from Fifa officials and the World Cup host country Qatar in exchange for votes for the 2022 World Cup bid.
Blatter, 62, had been under pressure to step down after a raft of corruption allegations that were made public in the last few weeks.
But he has been criticised for failing to act on the allegations against him, which were first reported by the Associated Press on Sunday.
Fifa had said on Sunday that Blatter was not subject to criminal investigation.
Blatant bribe offer to Fifa president: Swiss newspaper article Blatant bribes offer to FIFA president were made in a letter from the head of FIFA’s ethics committee to Fifa’s executive committee, according to a report in Swiss newspaper Le Matin de L’Espagne.
A copy of the letter, which was seen by the AP, was seen at a meeting of the Swiss national football federation on Saturday.
Blattmann’s position was threatened with a further investigation after he resigned in August 2018, when it was revealed he accepted a bribe from a Qatar official.
Blannan was accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency of accepting a bribe of $500,000 from Qatar’s 2022 hosting bid committee in 2018 and a similar amount from another FIFA official in the same year.
The former FIFA president is also facing criminal charges.FIFA’s ethics director general has confirmed the authenticity of the leaked letter, but declined to comment on its contents.
The allegations against Blatter stem from a letter written by Swiss anti-corruption lawyer Gerhard Mueller to FIFA’s executive board.
The letter was seen as a potential weapon by the FIFA executive committee and led to the resignation of Blatter.
The Blatter letter also claims the committee was given an “informal offer” from the Qatar 2022 hosting committee that was in the shape of an $80,000 cash payment.
Blatter is currently under criminal investigation for allegedly accepting bribes worth more than $1bn to secure the 2022 bid.