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Emiliano Sala - Nantes demanding first instalment of transfer fee

07 February, 2019, 02:28 | Author: Delia Walker
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Cardiff had signed the Argentinian striker for a club record £15 million and he was due to start training last month.

It is now claimed that Nantes are threatening legal action if they do not receive a payment within 10 days.

The Ligue 1 club have demanded payment from Cardiff, according to BBC Wales, but the Bluebirds are withholding fees until they are satisfied with the documentation concluding Sala's disappearance.

The aircraft remains 67 metres underwater 21 miles off the coast of Guernsey in the English Channel as poor weather conditions stopped efforts to recover it.

The plane, which was being flown from Nantes to Cardiff by pilot David Ibbotson when it vanished above the Channel Islands, was found on Sunday during the first day of a private search.




Cardiff are "surprised" that Nantes have made the demand while recovery attempts are still being carried out. The two clubs had agreed on a payout in three instalments, which is relatively common in big transfers.

Cardiff will honor the deal but have been reluctant to make a payment until they know "all the facts".

Regional newspaper Ouest-France quoted an anonymous source at Nantes calling Cardiff's attitude "hypocritical", accusing them of "wanting to buy time".

Remotely operated Vehicles (ROVs) were used in "challenging conditions" to pull the body out of the water "in as dignified a way as possible" the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said on Wednesday night.

The club have yet to pay anything to FC Nantes.

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