Date: 18th July 2007 at 1:55pm
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Carlos Tevez and West Ham United take the case of the player’s proposed transfer to Manchester United to FIFA. The governing body’s dispute resolution chamber will decide on the matter.

Well, it could be expected that sooner or later, FIFA will be involved, especially that a spokesman had confirmed earlier that they were willing to look at the case.

David Gill, United’s chief executive is very confident about the deal but I still fear that we simply end up paying massively over the odds for Tevez.

‘There have been a lot of discussions with the Premier League, West Ham and Maurice Watkins over the last few days,’ Gill told reporters at United’s press conference in Seoul. ‘Now, the player and West Ham will take the case to the FIFA dispute resolution chamber.

‘We’re very confident, as is the player, that the situation will be resolved in favour of Tevez. He will then be free to achieve his , and our, wish to join United.”

Of course, Wednesday’s medical and the prospect of completing the deal this week has gone. Gill warned us to brace ourselves for a little bit of waiting.

“It may take a short period, but, based on what we’ve seen and the discussions we’ve had over the last few weeks, we’re very confident this will be resolved and that Tevez will be a major of Sir Alex’s squad this season.”