Sandro Tonali, the Newcastle United footballer, is facing a charge of misconduct by the Football Association for allegedly breaching its betting rules.

Sandro Tonali

It is alleged that Tonali breached FA rules 50 times by betting on matches between August 12 and October 12 2023.

Tonali has until April 5 to respond.

He received a 10-month ban from Italy’s football federation last October after being found to have breached betting rules.

“Newcastle United acknowledges a misconduct charge received by Sandro Tonali in respect of alleged breaches of FA betting rules,” read a club statement.

“Sandro continues to fully comply with relevant investigations and he retains the club’s full support. Due to this ongoing process, Sandro and Newcastle United are unable to offer further comment at this time.”

Tonali was bought by Newcastle for £55m from AC Milan.