Newcastle United are reportedly plotting legal action against AC Milan over Sandro Tonali saga, MySportDab reports.
We reported earlier Sandro Tonali is set to be slammed with a 10-month ban from football for betting scandal.
The £54m signing from AC Milan will not be in action for the Magpies for almost a year with effect from the time his ban will be implemented.
His absence is obviously going to distort Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United squad plan this term and Newcastle United as a whole are reportedly furious at how the drama around the player has unfolded so far.
According to Corriere dello sport, Newcastle are plotting to slam AC Milan with a lawsuit over Sandro Tonali saga.
The club is reportedly incensed with the Serie A outfit for selling to them a player who is set to miss action for the club for 40 weeks.
MySportDab understand Newcastle United are making moves to suspend wage payment to Tonali due to the imminent ban.
The club agreed an £8m annual wage package for Tonali but are reconsidering the payment as he will not be in action for the club for the rest of the season and early next season.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed Sandro Tonali has agreed to a 10-month ban and has admitted to being a gambling addict.
As part of his ban, he has been asked to involved in initiatives to prevent gambling and also undergo therapy to be to overcome the addiction.
With his lengthy absence on sight, Newcastle United are now eyeing top midfield transfer targets in January to stand in for the player..
Manchester United’s Scott McTominay has been listed as one of the top targets fancied by the Magpies to replace Tonali, including out-of-favor Manchester City star Kalvin Philips and Fulham’s Joao Paulinha.