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FULHAM have blasted FIFA over their treatment of the Steve Marlet transfer row.

The London club have been involved in a long-standing feud with Marlet’s former club Lyon and the player’s agents, Pascal and Sebastien Boisseau, who were involved in his £11.5million deal.

FIFA announced on Tuesday that any appeal would be turned down and the club would have to pay the outstanding £3.3m on the deal.

But the football administrators have since confirmed that Fulham can take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.

However, the club revealed they knew nothing of this latest twist and chief executive Bruce Langham is fuming that they have had no contact with FIFA.

He said: “I’m disappointed to read about this supposed ruling in the press, having received nothing from FIFA to substantiate these reports.

“It is even more disappointing given that we had written to FIFA informing them that we would be submitting important evidence to support our claim. Our legal team are investigating our options.”

Fulham had originally been given until July 31 to pay the outstanding funds but have now been offered another option and the club have until July 21 to appeal again.

A FIFA spokesman said: “This decision may be appealed before the Court of Arbitration within 20 days.”