AC Milan to appeal UEFA FFP sanctions at CAS

With AC Milan facing a European ban if it is not break-even compliant by June 2021, the club will take its case to CAS.

AC Milan confirmed on Monday it will be appealing to CAS. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

AC Milan will appeal against UEFA sanctions for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations to the Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

After seeing a ban from this season's Europa League overturned by CAS in July, Milan has announced its intention to contest the "proportionate disciplinary measure" this month handed down by the adjudicatory chamber of UEFA's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB).

The punishments included the Serie A giant having €12million of its revenues from the 2018-19 Europa League withheld and an order to be break-even compliant by June 30, 2021, to avoid a ban from continental competition in 2022-23 and 2023-34.

Milan was also to be restricted to registering 21 players in its squad for UEFA tournaments over the next two seasons.

However, the club confirmed on Monday it will be appealing to CAS.

A statement read: "AC Milan, after taking not of the decision issued by the adjudicatory chamber of UEFA's Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), expresses its disappointment and announces it will be appealing the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne."

Milan was eliminated at the Europa League group stage following a 3-1 defeat to Olympiakos on December 13.