Some more information has filtered in response to the story that was published this morning regarding Sporting CP’s appeal over the fine owed to them by Lille in the Rafael Leao saga.
As a reminder: Leao renewed his deal last year and Lille paid the €20.3m fine owed to Sporting CP following an appeal before the Swiss Federal Court which they lost.
Then it emerged that Milan actually paid that sum to Lille in exchange for removing the sell-on clause as part of the renewal, and it seemed that the matter was settled.
Then, this morning’s edition of the newspaper Record stated that Sporting remain convinced the €20.3m they received is not enough, and that they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try get the full €45m they believe they deserve.
According to what is being reported by MilanNews, this new chapter of the legal battle – which for the record will begin on 26 March in Lausanne – only concerns the two clubs involved, Sporting and Lille.
Therefore, it will not see Leao as an interested party and the Rossoneri player will not be affected by the trial in any way, which is certainly positive news as off-field distractions would be far from beneficial.