‘Next 24 hours’ - Sandro Tonali update as fresh images emerge of Newcastle United star

Newcastle United’s Italian midfielder #08 Sandro Tonali applauds fans on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne  (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United’s Italian midfielder #08 Sandro Tonali applauds fans on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne  (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United’s Italian midfielder #08 Sandro Tonali applauds fans on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Sandro Tonali trained with his Newcastle United teammates ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League encounter versus Borussia Dortmund.

Sandro Tonali is training with his Newcastle United teammates ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League against Borussia Dortmund as he awaits further news on a potential ban from football.

Tonali, who joined the Magpies from AC Milan for £52million in the summer, is subject to investigation by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in relation to illegal betting activity.

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As relayed by the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, reports in Italy suggest the 23-year-old is expected to receive a 10-month ban in the next 24 hours. But in the meantime, the 23-year-old continues to be involved in Eddie Howe’s first-team plans.

Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) | Getty Images

A photo from Sky Sports News’ Keith Downie shows Tonali training ahead of Dortmund’s visit to St James’ Park. Tonali was a 69th-minute substitute during United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday where he felt the full support of the Newcastle supporters.

Speaking after the game, Howe said: “A big thank you from me to our supporters today. That reception at the end today was incredible and it was emotional.

“He’s going through an incredibly emotional time and the supporters reacted how I hoped they would. I could feel the love between him and them and that will do him the world of good, he’ll feel much better.

We don’t know what’s ahead for him but a big thank you from me to them.”

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