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Warnock confident dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes over Sala payment will be resolved

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Neil Warnock says he is convinced there will be a swift resolution to the Emiliano Sala transfer dispute after admitting mistakes have been made in the row between Cardiff City and and FC Nantes.

Warnock was speaking after reports that Sala had signed a potentially invalid Cardiff contract in the days before he died in a plane crash in the English Channel in January.

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The 28-year-old had signed for Cardiff in a club-record £15 million move from Nantes last month, but was killed when the private plane carrying him crashed in the English Channel.

Cardiff Manager Neil Warnock and Chief Executive Ken Choo attended Emiliano Sala's funeral in Argentina earlier this month.

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Emiliano Sala was Cardiff's record signing at £15 million and the Premier League club and Nantes have been in dispute since the 28-year-old's death, with the two clubs on Wednesday agreeing a one-week extension over the issue of the first scheduled €6 million payment to Nantes.

I've got every confidence in (Cardiff chairman) Mehmet Dalman that it will come to a conclusion in the near future.

They've asked for an extension and Nantes have agreed to that. Certain things were done in reflection that shouldn't have been done, that stirred everybody up.

I've known Mehmet since I've been here and I'm sure the club will deal with it in the right way in the next few days.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager