Leeds' players defer part of month's wages

Leeds' players have agreed to defer a proportion of their wages for this month, Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has said.

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Leeds players not paid for March

Leeds players have agreed to defer part of their wages for March after the club failed to pay them on time.

Press Association

Non-playing staff at Elland Road have received their full salaries as expected, but following a meeting with the club's hierarchy and Professional Footballers' Association officials on Friday morning the players have accepted part payment.

Club owners Gulf Finance House Capital and prospective owner Massimo Cellino are in dispute over who should fund the players' wage bill after the Football League blocked the Italian's £25million takeover bid earlier in the week.

Cellino is appealing against that decision.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: "At the moment the plan is that prospective owner Massimo Cellino will contribute towards the wages for this month, with the players agreeing to wait for the rest until the outcome of the appeal."

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