Saturday May 10 2014
Torino accuse BVB over Immobile

Torino released a statement accusing Borussia Dortmund and Juventus of violating FIFA rules on Ciro Immobile.

The striker is co-owned between Torino and Juventus, so any decision on his future must involve both clubs.

This week Borussia Dortmund directors were in Turin for talks with Juve general manager Beppe Marotta.

Torino complained this contravened the rules, but intermediary Giacomo Petralito told German newspaper Bild: “It’s true, I was with Zorc and Watzke to talk with Marotta, but I cannot reveal the content of the discussion.”

This evening Torino released a statement accusing the two clubs of violating the rules.

“Torino FC confirm President Urbano Cairo was not informed of these negotiations. In fact, if what Petralito said is true about negotiations between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus for the transfer of Immobile, then we’d be dealing with the violation of FIFA article 18.3, as Torino currently own the player.”

Immobile is co-owned between the two clubs, but played for Torino this season, so he is technically registered with them.

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