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.

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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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