Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Emiliano Sala: Nantes threaten Cardiff City with legal action over payment

Emiliano Sala: Nantes threaten Cardiff City with legal action over payment

FC Nantes have demanded payment from Cardiff City for the first instalment of the £15 million transfer of Emiliano Sala, a source has confirmed to ESPN.

According to Sky Sports News, Cardiff have not yet paid any of the £15m fee agreed for the Argentine striker.

The BBC claims that Nantes have threatened the Welsh club with legal action if the payment is not made within the next 10 days.

A Nantes supporter stops by a poster of Argentinian player Emiliano Sala outside La Beaujoire stadium after the footballer went missing in January. BBC have attempted to speak to Nantes for a comment.

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were onboard a private aircraft, the wreckage of which was discovered on Sunday evening underwater in the English Channel.

Cardiff is looking into details about who owned the plane and who insured it as investigators work through weather difficulties to recover the body that's been seen inside the wreckage, and they intend to meet their transfer obligations to Nantes, according to the Mirror report.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is considering the feasibility of lifting the wreckage from the seabed if it can recover the body.

Sala, the Premier League club's record signing, was on board the Piper Malibu aircraft which disappeared from radar over the English Channel near Guernsey on January 21.

The 28-year-old's body has not been found, although a body was...

After a series of phone calls from the French club, Cardiff received the first letter from Nantes' lawyers more than a week ago.

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