Lazio owner Claudio Lotito could give up the second club he owns Salernitana after they were promoted to Serie A on Monday afternoon.
Salernitana earned Serie A promotion for the first time in 23 years with a 3-0 win at Pescara on the final day of the Serie B season.
But the club could part ways with its owner as Article 16 of the licensing and registration regulations for clubs prohibits individuals from owning multiple clubs in the same division.
“It’s a rule in line with those of FIFA who does not permit the ownership of more than a club at a professional level,” Italian FA President Gabriele Gravina told Radio Anch’io Lo Sport.
“President Lotito has enjoyed an exemption for many years and everybody knew what would happen.
“The rules are clear, his ownership can’t continue and if it does, it would prevent Salernitana from taking part in Serie A next season.”
As a result, Lotito has 30 days to sell the club, or Lazio, for the promotion to be valid.
Lotito could also sell Lazio to heed to the ownership rules, but he has been more associated with the Rome-based club.
The 64-year-old Italian business man was in hot water earlier this year when he received a ban from football from the Italian FA for failing to report COVID-19 cases to local authorities. Lazio were also fined.