European ban awaits Juventus?
A UEFA investigation into Juventus Finances will end in June and disqualification from European competitions is a possible scenario for the black and whites although it could change if they officially leave the mooted European Super League.
The Serie A giants have been hit with a new 10-point penalty for 2023-24 but more will follow as a new FIGC trial takes place in June, when UEFA also closes its investigation.
European football's governing body has two potential reasons for punishing the black and whites. First, violation of the Rules of Fair Play and sporting probity, second violation of the FFP regulation.
Now, investigations in Italy appear to show that Juventus artificially skewed their balance sheets, allowing their former managers to close a favorable FFP deal with UEFA. Juventus were only allowed to pay a 3.5m-euro fine instead of 19.5m-euro, but with the "real" figures in hand, the outcome would have been different, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
According to the report, UEFA is open to a dialogue with Juventus, provided the club formally exits the Super League. Their former chairman Andrea Agnelli was one of the architects of the breakaway competition two years ago, and Juventus are still formally involved alongside La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
However, if Juventus do not step back, UEFA would not be willing to negotiate a reduced sentence. For this reason, UEFA would have been 'surprised' that 'no one from Turin has called' trying to open a dialogue.
The potential European ban would only start once the Bianconeri qualify for the Champions, Europa or Conference League, so it won't apply for 2023-24 if Massimiliano Allegri's men fail to earn a place in a European competition this season.