The Serie A betting scandal is continuing expand as La Repubblica claim that more than a dozen Serie A players – including another from Juventus – have been implicated in the investigation.

On Thursday, news initially broke detailing how Bianconeri talent Nicolo Fagioli was under investigation for betting on an illegal platform, something he later admitted to prosecutors in Turin. He willingly handed over his phone to the police, which quickly expanded the scope of the scandal.

Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali and Aston Villa’s Nicolo Zaniolo were the next two players to be suspected of involvement, and both withdrew from the Italy training camp after being questioned by police.

Page 42 of today’s La Repubblica details how the investigation has now uncovered more than a dozen Serie A players – including one of Fagioli’s Juventus teammates – who have allegedly also placed bets on the illegal platform.

The investigation has been ongoing for a few weeks now after an inquiry was opened following anomalous betting by a criminal group. By chance, Fagioli’s bets – worth €100,000 over the last 18 months – were discovered.

The scandal is quickly growing and threatens to see a number of players handed bans from football, which could last up to three years for those who don’t cooperate. Updates are expected within the coming hours and days as further details are revealed.

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