Premiership clubs happy with Tevez ruling

Premiership clubs have reacted to the Carlos Tevez row by seeking to clear up confusion over third party influence in the purchase of players.

West Ham escaped with a £5.5million fine instead of being docked points for signing third-party agreements in contravention of league rules when an independent commission ruled on the nature of the deals that took Tevez and Javier Mascherano - now with Liverpool - to Upton Park.

The third-party agreements were with Iranian-born businessman Kia Joorabchian and the Hammers were ordered to end the agreement by the commission.

A Premier League statement on Friday's AGM said: "It was decided, for the sake of clarity, to adopt a rule making the disclosure of all documents relating to the transfer of a player's registration and any other relevant third party contracts or arrangements explicit."

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