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West Ham and Sheffield United have brought an end to the Carlos Tevez saga by agreeing an out-of-court settlement for compensation.

The two clubs have been in dispute ever since Tevez helped secure the Hammers' Premier League status at the Blades' expense in 2007.

However, with the affair having dragged on for almost two years a conclusion to the matter has finally been found.

Sky Sports News understands that the Hammers have agreed to pay an initial £15million to the Blades in installments, with the final compensation package believed to be in the region of £25million.

The agreement now means an independent tribunal which was due to reconvene on Monday will no longer proceed.

In a joint statement, West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury and Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe said: "Both clubs are pleased to announce that a satisfactory settlement for compensation has been reached which brings the dispute between Sheffield United and West Ham United to an end. The tribunal will not be resuming."
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Duxbury said: "For everyone concerned, the time was right to draw a line under this whole episode.

"We have had very positive discussions over a number of days with Sheffield United and acknowledge their willingness to resolve this in the best interests of both clubs.

"This now allows us to concentrate on our immediate ambitions, which include a strong finish to the Premier League season and possible European qualification, without any negative impact on our long-term project. We wish Sheffield United well in their bid to secure promotion from the Championship."

McCabe added: "We are happy and satisfied with the settlement with West Ham. Throughout the finalisation of the terms for the agreement, the discussions were friendly, co-operative and in the best spirit with both the Blades and the Hammers advisory teams.

"We are two clubs with a fantastic footballing history who now want to move on and focus on the business of playing football - hopefully for us against the Hammers in the Premier League next season.

"We look forward to a positive ongoing relationship with West Ham at all levels."

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It's about time. This has dragged on for far too long.

Can't see Sheffield Utd having a 'positive ongoing relationship' with West Ham though!!! :laugh:
 

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Looks like it could still drag on!

Neil Warnock is now saying he may personally sue West Ham for compensation because he believes he should still be a Premiership manager.

Funny how no Premier League chairmen thought that. :whistling:
 
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The players have got ongoing legal proceedings too for lost earnings. They've made it all separate from the club lawsuit and waited for that settlement to be finished before they start to make moves. I think West Ham have got off lightly.
 

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Former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock is considering suing West Ham now that the two clubs have concluded their legal dispute over Carlos Tevez.

The Blades agreed a settlement with the Hammers on Monday after claiming compensation for the part Tevez played in keeping the London club up in 2007.

Warnock, whose side went down, told the BBC he would be "seeking legal advice".

He added: "We worked so hard that year. The club was going forward. You do feel bitter without a shadow of a doubt."

Warnock, now boss of Crystal Palace, said he had put off thinking about his own situation until the clubs had sorted their issues.

"It's just been a matter of finalising all those details first before you think about your personal losses," he told Radio 5 Live.

In April 2007, West Ham were fined £5.5m by the Premier League for breaking rules over third-party agreements when taking striker Tevez and fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano to Upton Park.

But they were not docked points and, ultimately, went on to ensure their Premier League survival, with Tevez playing a key part with his goals, including three in the last two games.

Warnock spent seven-and-a-half years as Blades manager before resigning three days after they were relegated on the last day of the 2007 season following a defeat at home by Wigan.

As the Blades were losing that day, Tevez scored West Ham's winner at Manchester United - the club the forward went on to join.

Players from the Sheffield United team that were relegated also intend to pursue their compensation claim.

"We understand, but have not been informed officially, that the club's dispute with West Ham has been settled," Chris Farnell, the lawyer representing the players, told The Times newspaper.

"However, the players' claim will continue independently. We have made correspondence with West Ham's lawyers as recently as the end of last week."

However, West Ham told The Times that they have not received a claim from the players.

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i honestly can't see how sheff utd were allowed to sue west ham and now talk of the ex manager and players doing so is crazy .
sure west ham should have been relegated but the FA just fined them and west ham paid that punishment ,so its the fa that should now be pursued not west ham , and the most important thing of all sheff utd were relegated because they bottled it they were above west ham before the last game of the season and i think they lost at home ,they got relegated because of lack of effort and desire and the manager and players were not good enough ,the same reasons why they were relegated in the past .
this fiasco is damaging football yet still sheff utd want more blood if their players were has committed has their lawyers they would already be back in the premiership :rtfm:
 

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This whole Incident is a bloody joke. The current administration of West Ham should not be held responsible for what happened.
Enough of the excuses. They went down because they failed to perform on the pitch. They had enough opportunities to save themselves from being relegated. They simply were not good enough. They got exactly what they deserved.

I hate Sheffield Utd and even more so that big mouth A-hole Neil Warnock.
 

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Ffs, now Leeds United are talking about sueing West Ham over the Tevez affair!!!

Apparently, they missed out on being paid add-ons for 3 players they had sold to Sheffield United because they were dependent on Sheffield Utd staying in the Premier League.

This is getting ridiculous!
 
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