We don’t have a legally binding contract with Emiliano Sala – Cardiff

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Cardiff are set to tell FIFA that the £15m deal they agreed to pay Nantes for EmilianoSala became “null and void” after he died in a plane crash, a report said on Monday.

The 28-year-old Argentine forward was killed when the small plane carrying him came down in the Channel on January 21, two days after he completed his transfer from the French Ligue 1 side.

The Daily Telegraph said Sala signed a contract with Cardiff that was rejected by the Premier League and died before a revised one could be signed, adding that there is a dispute about whether he had agreed to sign a new deal.

According to the report, a source close to Cardiff said the agreement stipulated that Welsh and French football authorities had to confirm to both clubs that Sala “has been registered as a Cardiff City FC player and that the player’s International Transfer Certificate has been released”.

He had been unable to sign a revised deal before his death on January 21.

Cardiff will also claim that further contract clauses – proposed by Nantes – had not been met.

Nantes say they are fully compliant with FIFA rules and point to the fact that FIFA registered the International Transfer Certificate on January 21, 2019 at 5.30pm.

A Cardiff spokesperson said: “The club is aware of FIFA’s request for a response by April 3 and is processing that accordingly. We have no further comment at this stage.”



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