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IMG interested in Serie A adviser role

The IMG agency has contacted Maurizio Beretta, the president of Lega Serie A, to express an interest in becoming the Italian top-tier football division’s new media-rights sales adviser, according to the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The report said that IMG had enquired about how to participate in the selection process to become the league’s adviser. The league is due to meet tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the role of current adviser, the Infront Sports & Media agency, whose deal is due to run until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Beretta had previously pledged to discuss the role of Infront at the meeting after seven Serie A clubs complained that the agency had been paid an excessive commission for selling the media rights for the 2012-13 to 2014-15 period.

Fiorentina, Internazionale, Juventus, Roma, Sampdoria, Sassuolo and Verona have called for Infront’s deal to be curtailed a year early and for a new tender process to appoint an adviser for the 2015-16 to 2017-18 seasons.