A federal prosecutor has called for Juventus to be handed a nine-point penalty this season.
As part of an appeal into reopening a case around alleged inflated transfer fees, the Italian Football Federation’s federal prosecutor Giuseppe Chine has also called for Juventus’ former chairman Andrea Agnelli to be banned for 16 months and current sporting director Federico Cherubini to be banned for 10 months.
He also requested that former chief football officer Fabio Paratici, now managing director of football at Tottenham, to be banned for 20 months and 10 days.
In April last year, 59 executives and 11 clubs were cleared in the plusvalenze case. An initial appeal lodged by Chine to have it reopened was subsequently turned down. But evidence gathered by prosecutors in Turin in a separate civil case known as the Prisma investigation has prompted Chine to file another motion for the sporting case to be heard again.
The court of appeal will now consider the request made by Chine on Friday and either stand by the decision to close the case or take steps to reopen it.
Only in the event of it being reopened could the case proceed, including, if it finds wrongdoing to sentencing and the recommended penalties be given consideration.
Juventus denies any wrongdoing and maintains the club acted in line with the international practice in the football industry and market conditions. Agnelli was Juventus chairman when the case was initially heard, while Cherubini is still employed by the club but they have not commented as individuals. Paratici has also not commented.
Juventus consider Chine’s motion to be inadmissible.
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