AC Milan fullback Florenzi under investigation for illegal betting: Reports

AP , Thursday 16 Nov 2023

AC Milan fullback Alessandro Florenzi became the latest Italian player placed under investigation by Turin prosecutors looking into footballers using illegal websites to bet on games, according to Italian media reports Wednesday.

Alessandro Florenzi
Juventus' Timothy Weah, left, jumps for a header with AC Milan's Alessandro Florenzi during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. Photo: AP


Newcastle’s Sandro Tonali and Juventus’ Nicolo Fagioli were already banned for 10 and seven months, respectively, by the Italian soccer federation in the widening case.

Aston Villa’s Nicolo Zaniolo is also being investigated but has said he did not bet on games.

Florenzi, who was a teammate of Zaniolo’s at Roma, had no immediate comment. He could be called in for questioning by prosecutors over the coming days, the LaPresse news agency reported. The soccer federation could also open an inquiry.

The 32-year-old Florenzi joined Milan last year with a contract through 2024-25. He played on the Italy team that won the European Championship in 2021. The club did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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