UEFA suspends AC Milan FFP probe while previous case is concluded

UEFA is halting a Financial Fair Play proceeding against AC Milan so that a previous case, with which CAS is involved, can be closed.

AC Milan has been accused of failing to comply with break-even requirements during the monitoring period assessed in 2018-19, which covers periods ending in 2016, 2017 and 2018.   -  Getty Images

UEFA is suspending a disciplinary case against AC Milan relating to alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches while previous proceedings involving the club are concluded.

The Rossoneri have been accused of failing to comply with break-even requirements during the monitoring period assessed in 2018-19, which covers periods ending in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

UEFA's Club Financial Control Body Adjudicatory Chamber said on Wednesday, however, that proceedings will be put on hold because an earlier case of alleged FFP regulations breaches remains ongoing.

Last year, UEFA banned Milan from the 2018-19 Europa League for allegedly flouting the governing body's rules aimed at preventing teams from spending beyond its means.

However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal by Milan against its exclusion from the tournament and told UEFA to issue a new "proportionate disciplinary measure".

The decision enabled Milan to compete in the group stage of the 2018-19 competition, where the side inished third behind Real Betis and Olympiacos.

Milan qualified for the 2019-20 group stage after finishing in fifth place in Serie A this season.