Saturday June 1 2019
Milan negotiate UEFA exclusion

Milan are reportedly negotiating with UEFA to accept a year out of the Europa League for Financial Fair Play violations with a verdict possible on Monday.

The Rossoneri had won legal action against a previous attempt to exclude them in the 2018-19 season.

As part of that appeal, new parameters were put in place to balance the books, but Milan considered them to be too strict and almost impossible to achieve.

As they failed to qualify for the Champions League, it was reported a couple of weeks ago that Milan would use this scenario to accept a year out rather than play the Europa League, wiping the slate clean.

According to the Corriere dello Sport and others, CEO Ivan Gazidis is negotiating with UEFA to work out a plea bargain and the verdict could come as early as Monday.

This would fit in with the stated Gazidis plan of balancing the books and not making wild promises that could not be kept, in the style of previous owner Yonghong Li.

In turn, UEFA could allow the next Serie A team in line take Milan's Europa League place, which would be Torino.

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