Newcastle United have confirmed midfielder Sandro Tonali is being investigated by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and the Italian football federation in relation to alleged illegal betting activity.

The 23-year-old was recently withdrawn from Italy’s training camp.

Newcastle say Tonali is co-operating with the enquiry.

Tonali and Aston Villa’s Nicolo Zaniolo recently left Italy’s training camp for Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and England after being told they were involved in an investigation by Italian prosecutors.

Tonali, who has been capped 15 times by Italy, joined Newcastle from Milan in July for 55 million pounds.

On Tuesday, Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli was given a seven-month suspension by the Italian football federation (FIGC) for breaching betting rules.

Fagioli had five months of a one-year ban suspended and was fined 10,848 pounds.

He also agreed to a therapy plan of at least six months to tackle his gambling problem

Credit: BBC

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