Nantes Submit Demand To Cardiff City For Emiliano Sala Deal

Nantes Submit Demand To Cardiff City For Emiliano Sala Deal

But the Bluebirds' club-record signing was on the plane which went missing over the English Channel on January 21, alongside pilot Dave Ibbotson.

BBC Wales said Cardiff are expected to honour the fee, which was expected to be paid in instalments over three years, but they had withheld the first scheduled payment of the transfer fee while the investigation into the tragedy continues.

Cardiff have yet to make a payment and Nantes put extra pressure on the Premier League side by asking for the first payment last Thursday.

The BBC claims that Nantes have threatened the Welsh club with legal action if the payment is not made within the next 10 days.

The move was seen as poorly timed given the effort to recover the 28-year-old footballer's body from the wreckage of the Piper Malibu plane which crashed into the English Channel is still ongoing.

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Morgan took it one step further and mocked Markle, putting on a high-pitched voice and exclaiming: "Hand me my Sharpie, my moment has come".

A body was spotted in underwater images of the wreckage and Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has launched an operation to try and recover it.

Cardiff were reportedly shocked by the timing of the letter from Nantes, as recovery workers are now in the process of trying to excavate the body of someone from the crash plane he was in.

Sala's plane disappeared into the deep blue waters while en route to Cardiff after saying his final goodbye to his former team-mates.

His father, Horacio Sala, described his pain and anguish on Sunday after he found out about his son's disappearance on TV. This is a dream.

"They told me that the days passed and there was no news of Emiliano or the plane".