FIFA Rule? They can't rule

Last updated : 24 July 2007 By Plymouth_hammer

Manchester United have tried to sign Tevez, however a dispute over who receives the transfer fee has held up any move.

West Ham continue to hold Tevez's registration and believe that any bid for Tevez must be approved by the club, rather than Kia Joorabchian, the main reported to hold the 'economic rights' to Tevez.

FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren said, "The recommendation from Fifa to the FA and the Premier League is to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

"Under the circumstances it was felt it would be in the best interest of all parties to take this course.

"It looks like being the fastest way of resolving this matter.

"It is not a refusal by Fifa to get involved, quite the contrary. It is a recommendation by Fifa to opt for this way."