The results of an investigation into an alleged racial abuse investigation involving Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi are expected in midweek.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908.

At the moment, the investigation into Inter defender Acerbi’s alleged use of a racial slur directed at Napoli defender Juan Jesus is ongoing.

Giuseppe Chine of the Italian FA prosecutor’s office is heading up the investigation.

Chine has already spoken with both Acerbi and Jesus regarding the incident.

Both of the two player met with the prosecutors on Friday. They gave their respective versions of events regarding the incident during last Sunday’s Serie A match.

Acerbi has continued to insist that while he used the word “black,” Jesus misheard the context. Moreover, the Inter defender has vehemently denied that he used a racial slur during the exchange.

On the other hand, Jesus has insisted with equal vehemence that Acerbi had in fact used a racial slur towards him.

Francesco Acerbi Alleged Racism Investigation To Conclude In Midweek

Now, Chine is considering the evidence.

As part of the investigation, the prosecutors’ office of the Italian FA has also conducted other interviews.

There is no audio record of the conversation between Acerbi and Jesus in which the Nerazzurri defender allegedly used a racial slur.

But Chine is attempting to reconstruct the incident using other evidence.

This would also include the match report of referee Federico La Penna. The match official spoke with both Acerbi and Jesus after the Napoli player had complained of the alleged use of a racial slur.

Chine has not yet made a decision on whether or not to find Acerbi guilty.

But a decision from the prosecutor is forthcoming relatively shortly.

The Gazzetta report that the decision will arrive some time in the middle of this coming week.

That will see Acerbi’s future clarified before the end of the international break.

The outcome of the investigation will certainly be a hugely significant turning point for Acerbi.

Should Chine find the Inter defender to be guilty of using racially discriminatory language, then the 36-year-old Italian international will miss the rest of the season through suspension.

Acerbi would be handed a ban of no less than ten days. That would also put his participation in the Euros with Italy in major doubt, as well as his future at Inter.