Italian Serie A side, AC Milan has been barred from participating in the UEFA Club Competitions of the 2019/2020 season over Financial Fair Play regulations breach.
Torino could now replace the Milan as Italy’s third Europa League representative, with Roma being admitted directly to the group stage.
A Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) statement issued on Friday said the club “is excluded from participating in the UEFA Club Competitions of the sporting season 2019/2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations during the 2015/2016/2017 and the 2016/2017/2018 monitoring periods”.
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued a Consent Award embodying the agreement reached between AC Milan S.p.A and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) concerning breaches of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations by the Italian club,” it explained.
The San Siro side have however managed to negotiate an ‘all-inclusive’ punishment that covers the periods 2014-17 and 2015-18.