Italian Federation President Giancarlo Abete wants to reduce the size of Serie A.

Abete confirms a plan to "return Serie A to 18 teams as soon as possible" and send Europa League semi-finalists into the Champions League.

"I can say we all hope to return Serie A to 18 teams as soon as possible," the FIGC President told RaiSport.

"We are also studying a plan with UEFA to reward the Europa League semi-finalists by giving them qualification for the next season's Champions League."