So yeah, that happened.
ICYMI: #UEFA officially reject both voluntary agreement and settlement agreement with #ACMilan for #FFP , will take action in June, which could include exclusion from #UEL https://t.co/upgvCLQgE8 pic.twitter.com/vjQODudQBc— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 22, 2018
Milan are in trouble with UEFA over FFP violations and with concerns that Milan won’t be able to generate enough income to pay off the loan to Elliot Management that is due in October.
Of course, the best way for UEFA to guarantee that income won’t be generated is to throw Milan out of Europe and penalize them more money, right?
Anyway, Milan’s board will have to go before a UEFA committee and beg for mercy, basically, in order to not have draconian penalties placed on them because the previous owners played games with the money and the new owners apparently don’t have any money.
All of this is annoying and expect more shenanigans to occur all summer.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Milan CEO Marco Fassone was “surprised” by the rejection of Milan’s settlement with UEFA over FFP violations. [AC Milan Offsides]
Carlos Ancelotti has left a meeting with the brass at Napoli with talks about the former Real Madrid, Parma, Juventus, and Milan manager taking over at Napoli going well. [Football-Italia.net]
Gianluigi Buffon appears to heading to PSG after “retiring” from Juventus. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
England and Lyon defender Lucy Bronze won BBC woman’s footballer of the year. [The Guardian]
Gary Rowett has left Derby County to take the manager’s job at Stoke City. [The Guardian]
The Philadelphia Union are on a little run, having won two games in a row, but now the schedule gets harder, with New York Red Bulls up next. [Brotherly Game]
Lucien Favre was named the new manager of Borussia Dortmund. [Fear The Wall]
Captains of Peru’s World Cup group opponents have written a letter asking FIFA to allow Peru’s captain Paolo Guerrero to play in the World Cup. [BBC.com]