Last updated : 03 August 2004 By editor
Louis Saha's former club Metz have enlisted FIFA's help in their fight to recuperate a two million euro sum they claim they are owed when the French striker moved from Fulham to Old Trafford last season .

Now Metz are insisting that under the terms of Saha's sale to Fulham they are owed 15 percent of any profit The Cottagers received when their free scoring attacker was sold on - in this case over two million euros.
"That's not a negligeable amount for a club like Metz," the side's official website said on Monday.
"Fulham have received their money - not Metz," the statement added.

Napoli declared bankrupt

Former Serie A champions Napoli will disappear from Italian football after being declared bankrupt. Only a week ago, Napoli were kicked out of Serie B for the coming season after failing to provide guarantees regarding their financial security.

Though the news is unlikely to be made official until Tuesday, Napoli's chief officer Paolo Bellamio acknowledged the club's fate.

"We are waiting for the official news," he commented.

With no future for the Naples club, it remains to be seen if a new team will rise from the ashes, similar to Fiorentina in recent years.

The charismatic Perugia owner Luciano Gaucci  had attempted to rescue the stricken club last month and he lamented the demise of Napoli, who enjoyed their golden period in the 1980s when Diego Maradona was at the peak of his extraordinary powers.
Gaucci said: "At this moment, I'm sorry especially for president Salvatore Naldi who has put a lot of money in to this adventure. I don't know if the bankruptcy will reflect on my plans. Now we must see what the court has decided and what sentence has been passed."