Date: 11th August 2011 at 2:42pm
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United look as though they will have to cough up some money to Bradford as part of the agreement that brought Tom Cleverley to the club as a kid.

Cleverley joined United as a 10-year-old having previously been part of the youth set-up at Bradford; part of the deal was that 10% of any fees received for him in the future would be paid to them.

This did not ‘stipulate’ that it had to be a permanent move, so loan moves to Leicester, Watford and Wigan see Bradford believing that they, as Bradford joint-chairman Mark Lawn told the Sun, are entitled to a cash windfall.

A six-figure sum could be the amount concerned: ‘we’re currently in discussions with United.

‘They are a professional and sensible club so I don’t see a problem.

‘We’re saying that this is the contract and we believe we’re owed money so we’re waiting for them to get back to us.’

Reports on sky sports said ‘under FA rules, fees due to other clubs are supposed to be paid within 21 days of a transfer agreement being struck otherwise the club concerned is fined at a rate of one per cent per day for up to three years’ and ‘the club due the money is also entitled to eight per cent interest above base rate per annum.’

Hence the six-figure fee involved…

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