Parma’s Manuele Blasi and Inter Milan’s Mohamed Kallon could face bans of up to two years after the Italian Olympic Committee (IOC) rejected their explanations for testing positive for nandrolone.

The (IOC) found traces of the banned performance-enhancing drug and recommended that both players face disciplinary charges.

The Italian Football Federation will decide upon how long the players will be suspended. While the maximum penalty for the offence is a two year ban, players in recent years have only been banned from between four to eight months.

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