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FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim

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FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim

FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he hopes world soccer's governing body can help settle the dispute over the late Emiliano Sala's transfer fee.


FIFA looking into Sala transfer after Nantes claim


(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO, SAYING: "Indeed, from what I have been told, Nantes has turned to FIFA.

FIFA has some bodies to deal with these issues.

It's a dispute over a contract, but there's a human situation that makes us all very sad, the tragic and crazy thing that happened to Emiliano Sala.

At this point the only thing I want to say is (that we should) embrace his family.

FIFA bodies and the two clubs will think about it, I hope, finding an agreement." STORY: FIFA are investigating Emiliano Sala's transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City following a claim from the French club, the global soccer body said on Wednesday (February 27).

The Argentine died when the plane carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed in the English Channel, shortly after signing for the English Premier League side.

His body was later recovered from the wreckage, while pilot David Ibbotson remains missing.

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has said the club will pay the 15 million pounds ($19.96 million) transfer fee to Nantes for Emiliano Sala "if contractually obliged".

The clubs had become involved in a dispute over when the first instalment of the fee should be paid although Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said last week he believed that Nantes had agreed to an extension.

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