The insurance company of the Italian football team Juventus has told journalists that it is not planning to extend its current contracts with its fans.
The team is currently in the final stage of negotiations with the health insurance provider to extend their contracts, with a decision on the outcome expected on July 30.
Juventus is currently under contract for five more seasons, and has been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism from fans and players in recent years for its poor health insurance policies.
The club announced last year that it was negotiating with health insurance providers to extend the contracts of its players, but those talks have been put on hold due to the financial crisis.
Juve currently have a team of 6,000 players, and is expected to have around 4,000 for the Champions League and Europa League games, though some fans have argued that the club should be given a break from its existing contracts, and allow them to opt out of the current system.
It remains to be seen how much of a role the new health insurance system will play in extending the contracts.