UEFA rejects AC Milan’s request for Financial Fair Play agreement

The Investigatory Chamber of the independent UEFA Club Financial Control Board (CFCB) declined AC Milan‘s application for a voluntary agreement regarding Financial Fair Play (FFP), the governing body announced Friday.

Chinese-owned AC Milan showed losses of around €255 million over the last three seasons, following a spending spree last summer, but UEFA permits a limit of €30 million in losses over that time period. UEFA explained that the Italian outfit will “continue to be subject to the ongoing monitoring process” and will be assessed again in 2018.

“After careful examination of all the documentation and explanations provided, the Chamber decided not to conclude a voluntary agreement with AC Milan,” reads a statement published on UEFA’s website.

“In particular, the Chamber considered that, as of today, there are still uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loans to be paid back in October 2018 and the financial guarantees provided by the main shareholder.”

UEFA rejecting Milan’s request for a Voluntary Agreement isn’t the end of the world, but not good either. Means they’ll have to go through Settlement Agreement which poses tougher spend restrictions. And weakens them vis-a-vis refinancing/investment.

— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) December 15, 2017

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