According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport, the European Football Federation (UEFA) is conducting an independent investigation into Juventus’ financial activities, after receiving documents from the Turin Prosecutor’s Office.
Juventus recently escaped the penalty of not being deducted 15 points in Serie A in the 2022/23 season, due to insufficient evidence of player trading fraud following the decision of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). The penalty for Juventus was temporarily canceled pending a new trial, which is expected to take place at the end of June.
However, UEFA still plans to investigate this team independently, in case the investigation in Italy takes longer than expected.
The main reason is that UEFA needs to finalize the list of teams expected to participate in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League next season, this summer.
In September 2022, Juventus was fined 3.5 million euros by UEFA for violating the rules of financial fair play.
In the event that Juventus wins tickets to next season’s European Cup, UEFA is expected to announce the conclusion of the investigation in late July or early August. If the results are unfavorable, Juventus will be banned from participating in European cups, including the Champions League next season.