In light of new allegations of corruption involving Qatar’s successful bid to host football’s 2022 World Cup, Jim Boyce, the vice president of Fifa, has said he would support a re-vote to find a new host for the tournament if the claims can be proven.

Speaking to the UK radio station BBC Radio Five Live, Boyce said the ongoing investigation of Qatar’s 2022 bid has received Fifa’s “100 per cent” backing and if it was decided a re-vote was needed, he would back it.

“I would have no problem if the recommendation was for a re-vote,” said Boyce.

Boyce’s comments follow a report by the UK’s Sunday Times in which it alleges that it has evidence proving former Qatar Football Association president Mohamed bin Hammam spent nearly $5m to buy votes to ensure the country’s bid was successful.

In the wake of the report, Fifa has decided to send Michael Garcia, the man responsible for investigating corruption within the organisation, to Oman to determine whether the newspaper’s claims are true.

Qatar’s World Cup Bid Committee, which ran the country’s successful campaign to host the 2022 World Cup, has issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

The committee said it “vehemently denied all allegations” that were made in the recent reports of corruption in the bidding process. The committee added that it won the right to hold the 2022 football tournament “because it was the best bid”.

“In regard to the latest allegations from The Sunday Times, we say again that Mohamed bin Hammam played no official or unofficial role in Qatar’s 2022 bid committee. As was the case with every other member of Fifa’s Executive Committee, our bid team had to convince Bin Hammam of the merits of our bid,” the committee said in a statement to the UK’s Sky News.

The committee added it was cooperating fully with Fifa’s ongoing investigation and remained confident that any inquiry would conclude it won the bid to host the World Cup fairly.