RUSSIA could have bugged the World Cup football which Vladimir Putin handed to Donald Trump, security experts have dramatically claimed.
The Russian leader gave the US President the gift during one of the lighter moments of their summit in Helsinki, Finland.
But TMZ has spoken to unnamed "security experts" who claim it would have been easy for Kremlin spy wizards to rig the ball with a listening device.
In fact, the surveillance boffins told the news outlet that such a device can be stitched into fabric and would be difficult to detect.
Such a gadget could last for one month without a power source and would be even harder to notice if it was switched on remotely after White House security checked the ball.
The sources claim listening bugs are now non-metallic and could pass through detectors.