FIFA have ordered Cardiff to pay Emiliano Sala’s first transfer fee to Nantes or face three window transfer ban.

Cardiff and Nantes have been in dispute over the transfer fee for Sala, who died in a private plane crash in January on his way to his new club.

Cardiff had agreed on €17million transfer fee for the striker before the tragic incident and were supposed to pay the first instalment of €6m within five days of the player registering with the club.

The dispute had called for FIFA’s intervention and the football body have ruled that Cardiff must pay the agreed amount on the late striker’s behalf or face three window transfer ban.