Man United In Legal Trouble

Premier League: Manchester United Champions 2009

It looks like Manchester United could be in a spot of trouble. CSKA Sofia have filed a lawsuit to FIFA against Man United after the clubs couldn't settle a problem over Dimitar Berbatov involving sale-on-fees.

When Berbatov joined Man United from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, Sofia were supposed to receive some money from Man United at the beginning of last season. The amount of money is thought to be one million leva which is a 'solidarity' payment.

British law states that when local transfers are involved from one English based club to another, the fee percentage should not be allocated to former teams, which are based overseas.

CSKA now feel like there is no other alternative and they are seeking assistance from FIFA.

This is the first time that I have heard that a payment must also be made to CSKA. Whether Man United pay it or not is another matter. I haven't seen the contract so I don't know if they have to or not but if they did have to, I would have thought that United would have paid it.

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