Federation of International Football Association, FIFA has granted Cardiff City and Nantes extra time to submit full details of the transfer of Emiliano Sala as the clubs look to schedule face-to-face talks.
Nantes called on FIFA to intervene after Cardiff City failed to make the first payment of the fifteen million pounds transfer fee for Sala, who died in a plane crash on January twenty-first while travelling from France to Wales.
The first installment of Sala’s transfer fee was due on February twentieth, but the deadline passed without Cardiff making the payment. Nantes referred the case to FIFA, calling on the governing body to intervene and sent in their side of the evidence last month.
Cardiff is understood to see the transfer as null and void as they believe certain criteria in the original contract were unfulfilled. Nantes, in turn, is adamant the transfer was complete and Sala was a Cardiff player when he died.
The two clubs now have until April fifteen to submit any evidence to FIFA if they cannot resolve the matter internally.