Last updated : 23 May 2007 By editor

The Times reports:

'The FA Premier League has agreed to Sheffield United's request for an arbitration panel to look at the Carlos Tévez affair. The date and the three-man panel are likely to chosen on Friday.

'They will not hear the case again, nor will it have the power to change the original sentence, which saved West Ham United from relegation by imposing a £5.5 million fine rather than a points deduction for offences over the signing of Tévez and Javier Mascherano. But the panel will consider the original process and if it believes it to be faulty, refer the case back the Premier League commission to review the punishment.'

Meanwhile Bryan Robson was formally appointed as Sheffield United's new manager yesterday with Brian Kidd named as his assistant.