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Sheffield Utd chairman claims fresh Tevez evidence

The on-going saga which follows Carlos Tevez's every move shows no sign of abating, with Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe having now claimed that fresh evidence has come to light.

Following an independent arbitration panel's decision to uphold the Premier League's decision not to dock West Ham points, for third-party ownership in the signings of Tevez and Javier Mascherano, the Blades have made no secret of their belief that an injustice has been manifest.

The arbitration's ruling has not, though, put an end to the affair, with Tevez's purported move to Manchester United having once more thrown the diminutive Argentine back onto the back pages.

West Ham have claimed he will not be allowed to leave Upton Park but the player's representative, Kia Joorabchian, insists he still owns Tevez's economic rights and would be entitled to any fee, rather than the Premier League club, who hold the forward's registration.

The Hammers had claimed that this agreement had been torn up, following the Premier League's decision to impose a £5.5million fine, but now, Joorabchian has reportedly provided fresh material which could open up the case once more.

McCabe is adamant in his belief that compensation should be forthcoming and he will arrive at the High Court on Friday in a confident frame of mind.

"Don't discount what might happen in the next few days," McCabe told the Yorkshire Post.

"This issue is not finished as far as we are concerned.

"We have found out more. It has taken time because everyone is reluctant, but we have 'further information'. We have put it back professionally to the Premier League where we are still looking for answers. Sheffield United will not be pushed around.

"It is ludicrous. Do you expect a company that owns the economic rights to Carlos Tevez and was willing to pay £15million to get them from River Plate to walk away with nothing from his transfer to Manchester United? And do West Ham United expect them to get nothing?

"Behind the scenes we have been digging up information that will be embarrassing for the Premier League to answer. Whether that means we still have to take our place in the Championship, I don't know. This is business and the Premier League have to get hold of that idea - they have to get real."

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