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Tevez saga nearing a conclusion

Updated: Friday, 03 Aug 2007 12:24

Carlos Tevez is looks to be finally on his way to Old Trafford
Carlos Tevez is looks to be finally on his way to Old Trafford

Carlos Tevez is expected to complete his protracted move to Manchester United this week after his representatives finally agreed a deal with West Ham United.

After weeks of wrangling over who should receive Tevez's transfer fee, the Argentina striker's plea to have his future resolved has prompted his agent Kia Joorabchian to settle his dispute with the London club.

Joorabchian, who owns the companies that represent Tevez, issued a writ for breach of contract against West Ham after they denied he was due any money and the row was set for the High Court.

But after lengthy talks this week, a settlement has been negotiated that is reported to see West Ham receive £2m, while Joorabchian will be paid £10m by United to sign Tevez on a two-year loan deal, with an option for a further three years.

West Ham should now release Tevez's registration so the 23-year-old can join the Premiership champions in time for the start of the season.

The England FA and the Premier League have to ratify the deal before it can be concluded, with an announcement expected later today.

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