Former Juventus player denies cocaine use

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Former Juventus and Chelsea forward Gianluca Vialli on Thursday denied reports that he used cocaine, saying he had never ingested the drug.

Rome:

Former Juventus and Chelsea forward Gianluca Vialli on Thursday denied reports that he used cocaine, saying he had never ingested the drug. Vialli, a television commentator in Italy, also denied through his lawyer any involvement in an ongoing investigation into an international drug ring. Vialli was mentioned as cocaine user in Italian media reports about the arrest of former Juventus player, Michele Padovano. Padovano was charged as alleged member of ring trafficking hashish from Spain and Morocco. Padovano has denied any wrongdoing. (AP)

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