Monday, November 29, 1999

Le Havre and United settle dispute over Pogba transfer

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Ligue 2 side Le Havre have settled their dispute with Manchester United over French midfielder Paul Pogba's controversial move to the English Premier League club."Le Havre and Manchester United are satisfied to have reached an agreement regarding Paul Pogba's integration to the Manchester United squad," the Ligue 2 side said in a statement on Thursday.Le Havre had accused United of illegally poaching the 17-year-old Frenchman from their academy last August while United said they had not broken any rules.Le Havre had asked world governing body FIFA to investigate the case of Pogba, who they said had agreed to join them only to leave for United.The case was similar to that of Premier League rivals Chelsea, who were banned by FIFA from signing players until January 2011 for improper conduct when they acquired Gael Kakuta from French Ligue 1 club Lens in 2007. The ban was later lifted after the two clubs reached an agreement.(Writing by Pritha Sarkar in London; Editing by Clare Fallon;To query or comment on this story email more news on Reuters India, click

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