Juventus have amassed 15 points following an investigation into the club’s transfer deals | world news

Italian football giants Juventus have had 15 Serie A points deducted following an investigation which allegedly revealed financial irregularities and false accounting.

Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici has been handed a 30-month ban from Italian football for his involvement, after the club were accused of fixing his balance sheets.

Juventus deny any wrongdoing, saying the club’s accounting was to industry standards.

The two-and-a-half-year ban on former Juventus sporting director Mr Paratici, who is now Chief Football Officer at Spurs, includes a request for an extension to cover UEFA and FIFA activities.

Sky Sports News has contacted Tottenham for comment regarding the penalty imposed on Mr Paratici, but there is no indication he has committed any wrongdoing at Spurs.

Fabio Paratici receives a 30-month ban from Italian football

The decision by the Italian national football federation (FIGC) means Juventus will dive from third to 10th in the Serie A table, outside of places for European competition.

Juventus said on Friday evening that they are awaiting written reasons for the sanctions but will appeal.

The court also ruled that former Juventus president Andrea Agnelli should be banned from performing Italian football duties for 24 months.

Former vice-president Pavel Nedved was handed an eight-month ban, while former chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene was also given a ban.

Prosecutors previously recommended a nine-point deduction for the scandal, in which the club allegedly falsely inflated player values ​​and misrepresented losses.

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The officials involved – including Mr Paratici – also intend to appeal the decision to CONI (Italian Olympic Committee).

CONI has the power to decide whether the decision is correct or not, and cannot reduce or modify any of the sanctions.

The decisions come after the entire Juventus board, including Mr Agnelli, resigned in November.

The collective resignation came after Juventus’ financial statements were scrutinized last year by prosecutors and Italian market regulator Consob for false accounting and market manipulation.

Moreover, Juve posted an annual loss of £220million for last season – a record amount in the club’s history.

Juventus’ next league match is at home against Atalanta on Sunday.


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