Juventus are close to reaching an agreement with UEFA that would see them miss out on playing in the next seasons Conference League.
The Bianconeri agreed a settlement for alleged ‘Plusvalenza’ and ‘salary maneuvers with Italian footballs governing body, the FIGC. Details of the case were passed on to UEFA to allow them to conduct their own investigation that may have seen the Bianconeri in breach of FFP rules.
As announced by FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, UEFA’s decision on the Juventus case is expected soon. But before the verdict becomes official, the first rumors on the matter are starting to arrive from Nyon, following the Italian sports justice’s pronouncement on the two cases (capital gains and salary maneuvering/relationships with agents and clubs).
Il Corriere dello Sport report (via calcioefinanza) now report that the Bianconeri have reportedly agreed with the UEFA financial control body not to appeal to TAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) in Lausanne in order to close the case and focus on the Serie A title race.
The report claims that the decision of the financial control body, which is investigating the indicted Bianconeri budgets, is expected to arrive as early as in the coming days, and everything seems to lead to a one-year exclusion from the European cups, which means no 2023/24 Conference League for Juventus.
Moreover, and this is where the diplomatic work carried out by the new post-Andrea Agnelli management comes in, the parties reportedly agreed to end the matter immediately without a Juventus appeal to TAS. This step forward by the Bianconeri would have “earned” them a single year’s disqualification, thus securing participation in the 2024/25 Champions League, a goal set by the club and espoused by the clubs technical leadership. Fiorentina would then take Juve’s place in the Conference League.
Andrea Agnelli, who did not make a plea deal unlike clubs and other executives for the strand related to ‘salary rigging’ and the relationship with agents and clubs, will appear before the Federal Court on Monday, July 10, for the first hearing. Indiscretions report that there may be a postponement requested by the defence, it would be the third move forward of the hearing adding up the past requests of both sides.