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Irons to be reported to Uefa

sakhoMetz plan to report the Irons to Uefa claiming the club pulled the plug on a move for Diafra Sakho.

The French club claim a deal was in place to take the Ligue 2 player of the year to Upton Park on a permanent deal.

They claim the Hammers decided late, however, that a loan move, with a view to a permanent switch was a better idea for them.

Metz have released the following statement claiming they will be seeking their legal rights and possibly push for the Hammers to receive a points deduction.

It said: ‘The English club unilaterally decided to propose a loan deal with an option to purchase instead of a permanent deal, which does not correspond to FC Metz’s expectations and contradicts all the terms that had been agreed last week between the two club

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‘FC Metz regret this clear lack of respect, which is unacceptable, from West Ham towards FC Metz and also the player.

‘As a result, FC Metz reserve the right to approach the international sport court and assert their rights and defender their interests.

‘FC Metz had released Diafra Sakho from his professional duties during matchday 1 of the Ligue 1 championship by giving him leave to take a medical in England to complete the last stage of the deal.’

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