Tonali facing new investigation into gambling in Newcastle


The Football Association (FA) are investigating whether Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali breached betting rules after joining the Premier League club in the summer.

The Italy international was previously sanctioned with an 10-month ban last month by the Italian Football Federation, eight months of which will be commuted to alternative treatment after an agreement was reached with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office.

FIFA said it granted a request by the Italian federation to apply the ban worldwide.

The player joined Newcastle from Serie A side AC Milan in July for a reported fee of €70 million ($75.15m), but he will miss the rest of the season as well as next summer’s Euro 2024 tournament, if Italy qualify.