Emiliano Sala: Nantes demand transfer fee from Cardiff City

Emiliano Sala: Nantes demand transfer fee from Cardiff City

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are overseeing the search for the wreckage of Sala and released a statement after a body was found.

The wreckage was discovered on the seabed of the English Channel.

The body is being taken to Portland to be passed over to the Dorset coroner for examination, the AAIB added.

The plane carrying Sala, 28, and Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, disappeared on route to Cardiff on 21 January after the footballer returned to Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates.

"The body is now being taken to Portland to be passed into the care of the Dorset Coroner".

If we are successful, we will consider the feasibility of recovering the aircraft wreckage.

'The weather forecast is poor for the foreseeable future and so the hard decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close, ' the AAIB said.

"Although it was not possible to recover the aircraft, the extensive video record captured by the ROV is expected to provide valuable evidence for our safety investigation".

According to a report by BBC Wales, Nantes have demanded receipt of the first instalment of the fee and have threatened legal action if it is not received in 10 days' time.

The club have yet to pay anything to FC Nantes.

Before the accident, the Argentine striker had already signed a contract with Cardiff to become the most expensive player in the club's history.

French Ligue 1 club Nantes have demanded a portion of the payment from Cardiff City for the £15m Emiliano Sala deal.

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