Football agent Mino Raiola has been banned by the Italian FA (FIGC) for three months.
Raiola, who looks after the interests of players such as Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti and Matthijs de Ligt, has been suspended until August 9.
That means Raiola will be suspended for the majority of the summer transfer window in Italy, which closes on August 18.
Vincenzo Raiola, cousin and business partner of Mino, has also been suspended for two months.
An FIGC statement said: “The Sports Procurators Commission, any other exception, deduction and defence rejected, condemns Mr Carmine [Mino] Raiola and Mr Vincenzo Raiola, on his own behalf and as legal representatives of the companies they represent to sanction of the suspension from the exercise of the activity of sports attorney to the extent, respectively: with regard to Mr. Carmine Raiola, of three months, with regard to Mr. Vincenzo Raiola, of two months.”
It is as yet unclear why the two men have been suspended.
Massimo Diana, who is the attorney for both Raiolas, will ask for an expedited process to determine the reasons for the suspensions and will also request the suspension of both sentences.