Both Manchester United and Tottenham will look to avoid going to a tribunal over the transfer of Ezekiel Fryers who has left Old Trafford to link up with Spurs at White Hart Lane. Fryers was out of contract and it is thought Tim Sherwood convinced the youngster to turn his back on Manchester United and join Tottenham.
Sir Alex Ferguson was left fuming and is hoping for a £6m fee but Spurs will not pay anything over £2m for an unproven player. If the clubs can’t meet in the middle next week then the case could go to a tribunal which would likely favour Tottenham more than United but neither club is keen on that.
The England youth international, 19, was seen as a future first-teamer by Fergie either at left-back or centre-half. Now the two clubs will face a massive transfer tribunal battle as their valuations of the player are likely to be miles apart.