NEWS
Thursday May 24 2018
Tension between Li and Fassone

It’s reported that there’s tension between Milan owner Yonghong Li and CEO Marco Fassone after UEFA’s Financial Fair Play decision.

The Rossoneri were denied a settlement agreement by European football’s governing body, and could now even be thrown out of the Europa League.

While a fine and squad limitations are more likely outcomes, the decision has proved embarrassing for the club’s board.

According to Corriere dello Sport, there is now friction between Li and Fassone, with the owner believing his CEO hasn’t done enough on the refinancing of the debt to Elliott Management.

The club’s management, meanwhile, believes that doubts over the Chinese owner are behind the rejection of the settlement agreement.

Sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has been forced to suspend all transfer negotiations as a result of the ruling, and La Repubblica reports all the big players are at risk.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was already expected to be sold, but Suso, Giacomo Bonaventura, Leonardo Bonucci and Alessio Romagnoli could also be sacrificed to raise money.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport believes the club is prepared to take their case all the way to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if indeed Milan are banned from the Europa League.

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