Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fulham Claim [Pounds Sterling]700,000 over Tevez

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fulham Claim [Pounds Sterling]700,000 over Tevez

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Byline: DAVID SMITH

FULHAM have made a claim for [pounds sterling]700,000 from West Ham as compensation for alleged losses caused by the Carlos Tevez saga.

The west London club have acted in the wake of the Hammers reaching an out-of-court settlement with Sheffield United worth [pounds sterling]15million spread over five years.

Fulham believe they missed out on significant Premier League merit money after finishing 16th at the conclusion of the 2006-07 season, two points behind the Hammers who were 15th.

Fulham received [pounds sterling]20.26m as their share of League earnings from broadcasting while West Ham got [pounds sterling]20.71m.

The difference is [pounds sterling]450,000 although Fulham are understood to be claiming [pounds sterling]700,000, which is the extra amount they would have banked if the finishing positions were reversed this season.

It is understood Fulham, who are competing with West Ham for a place in next season's Europa Cup, have based their action on conclusions reached in the arbitration judgement of the independent tribunal into the Tevez affair chaired by Lord Griffiths. …

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