United threatened with Fifa action over Hargreaves
Manchester United could be subjected to a Fifa tapping-up investigation if they continue to pursue Owen Hargreaves, after Bayern Munich threatened to report them to world football’s governing body.
Bayern bosses are furious that United have failed to back off despite being warned to give up their interest in the midfielder last Friday. Hargreaves had been seen leaving the England team hotel early the previous morning with an escort from security firm CES, best canada goose coat 1000 bulbs garland place buy canada goose jacket toronto who are regularly used by United, and Sir Alex Ferguson publicly confirmed his interest in the player the next day.
But Bayern have always maintained that the player, who is under contract with them until 2010, is not for sale at any price. And now, after seeing Hargreaves agitate for a move in the press over the weekend, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a final warning to United.
„We have told canada goose coat 1000 calorie diets Manchester United to drop their interest, or amazon canada goose jacket we will have to turn to Fifa,” said Rummenigge best canada goose jacket today in Munich’s Tz newspaper. „A club can only contact a player when the club, who owns the player’s registration, is in agreement. We are not Hamburg goose, who let best price for canada goose jacket Khalid Boulahrouz go at the first canada goose coat 1000 bulbs reviews sign he wants out,” he added in a swipe at the club’s Bundesliga rivals. „We are FC Bayern. We do not just let anybody go – the employer decides here, not benefits of canada goose jacket the employee.”
Ferguson is a keen admirer of Hargreaves and maintains he best canada goose jacket style had been tracking the player before his impressive World Cup showing. He had hoped to pair him with summer signing Michael Carrick in a new-look central midfield pairing.
Speculation peaked this weekend after Hargreaves was left out of Bayern’s side for their buy canada goose jacket ebay season opener against Bochum, and many felt a bid similar to the £18.6m paid for Carrick would be enough to break the Germans’ resolve to hang on to the player. But Bayern have since claimed Hargreaves was omitted due to a bout of flu, and will miss Tuesday’s friendly against Barcelona for the same reason.