Fulham have been ordered to make an additional payment of £1.4million for striker Louis Saha some two years after completing a deal to sell him to Manchester United.

The European Court of Arbitration for Sport has come to the decision in favour of French club Metz after a long- running dispute between Fulham and Metz over the details of the original transfer of Saha to Fulham.

Fulham paid £2.1m when former Cottagers boss Jean Tigana signed Saha in the summer of 2000. A clause in the contract gave Metz a percentage of any future profit.

The Londoners received some £12.8m when Saha was sold to United two years ago following a bitter campaign to force Fulham to sell their top scorer in the January transfer window.

The club and their former manager were also locked in a major dispute over transfer dealings so Fulham went to court to argue against the sell-on clause.