Juventus director general Maurizio Scanavino warns the future of Angel Di Maria and Adrien Rabiot also depends on the appeal against a 15-point Serie A penalty. ‘We’ll wait and see what happens.’

The Bianconeri were docked 15 points due to artificially inflating transfer fees to boost capital gains and have lodged a formal appeal.

The date for the hearing has now been set for April 19 and that is when the penalty will either be confirmed or revoked in its entirety.

“We’ll wait and see what happens starting from April 19. Hopefully it can all be resolved in the best possible way,” Scanavino told reporters at the Lega Serie A meeting.

It is not just the future of the club that depends on that verdict, but also that of individual players, as Rabiot’s contract is running down and Di Maria is also considering his next step.

“We are working towards next season, but first need to wait and see what happens in April, where there are many important appointments. The first is on April 19, then we will play the Europa League and Coppa Italia.

“We have faith, we are waiting to see what the verdicts are and cannot say more than that.”

Without the 15-point penalty, Juventus would currently be clear in second place in Serie A, but even if that is confirmed, they will still be in the running for a top four finish.

Juventus will play Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and Sporting CP in the Europa League quarter-finals, making it a packed fixture list for Max Allegri’s men.

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