"Tevez deal imminent"

Joorabchian: Tevez deal imminent
By Eurosport

28/07/2007 at 08:33Updated

Agent Kia Joorabchian believes Carlos Tevez's future could be resolved as early as next week.

The Argentina forward's drawn-out transfer to Manchester United from West Ham had seemed unlikely to be completed before the start of the Premier League season after Joorabchian issued High Court proceedings against the London club in a bid to resolve the thorny issue of the player's ownership.

However, according to the Daily Star, an out-of-court settlement could be reached soon.

"There is a possibility it may get resolved early next week," Joorabchian told the newspaper.

Tevez is registered as West Ham"s player but Joorabchian claims he owns the player"s economic rights and is therefore entitled to any transfer fee, which is at odds with the Premier League"s stance.

The League want West Ham to receive any fee for Tevez.