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Another Italian footballer is suspected of illegal betting

Dean Hall
Another Italian footballer is suspected of illegal betting

AC Milan defender Alessandro Florenzi has become the latest suspect in the illegal betting case in Italy.

According to the Italian agency AGI, an investigation into his case has commenced.

The hearings regarding Florenzi's case with the Turin prosecutor's office will continue. The player, accompanied by his lawyers, was questioned by investigators probing underground gambling activities. The meeting at the Turin prosecutor's office between footballer Alessandro Florenzi and prosecutor Manuela Pedrotta as part of the investigation into illegal betting lasted about an hour. Eventually, Florenzi left the courthouse.

Previously, footballers Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus) and Sandro Tonali (Newcastle) were disqualified due to betting activities. Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa) was also under suspicion, although he insisted that he only played in online casinos.

Tonali has been suspended for 10 months, while Fagioli received a 7-month suspension.

This season, Florenzi has played 13 matches for AC Milan across all competitions.

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