AC Milan risk European ban

Afp, Lausanne

11 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

AC Milan risk being excluded from European competition next season after UEFA on Thursday ordered another probe be carried out into the Italian club for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

European football’s governing body said in a statement that UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) investigatory chamber had decided “to refer the case of AC Milan to the CFCB adjudicatory chamber as the club has failed to comply with the break-even requirement.”

The period relates to the 2018/19 season and covering 2016, 2017 and 2018, the statement continued.

“This referral is not related to the decision that was made by the CFCB adjudicatory in December 2018 and was covering the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons,” it added.

The Serie A giants are one of several clubs to have been investigated for breaching UEFA’s rules, whereby clubs cannot spend more than they generate by their own means.

AC Milan have fallen foul of UEFA’s financial rules since they spent 200 million euros ($225 million) on transfers in the summer of 2017.