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Pardew: Sochaux resigned to losing Maiga and just want the best price.

August 24th, 2011 | 26 Comments |

Pardew: "Am I bovvered?"
Pardew: "Am I bovvered?"
Speaking in a rare interview, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has hit back at Sochaux over 23 year old Malian striker target, Modibo Maiga.

Sochaux are accusing Newcastle United of improper conduct over their transfer dealings under Article 18 of the FIFA rules regarding ‘tapping up’ players.

Their statement on their referral to the game’s governing body read:

“On Monday August 22, 2011, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard sent a referral to FIFA with the aim of obtaining (assurances) on the part of Newcastle United that they will stop their contacts with Modibo Maiga, who is under contract with FCSM until 2014.

”This (contact) is in violation of Article 18 of the current international regulations. This measure comes after Sochaux demanded without success, in an official manner and on two occasions, that the English club put a stop to their actions.” (more…)