Chairman Mehmet Dalman says Cardiff will likely be “honourable” with Nantes over the £15m switch for Emiliano Sala and has defended withholding a rate.
Dalman confirmed the French membership are threatening moral action, but they are looking out for “clarification” on the issue.
Sala’s body develop into as soon as recovered from the wreckage of a crashed aircraft last week.
Dalman also issued stable backing to Neil Warnock over his connection with soccer brokers, believing of us receive had “knives out” for Cardiff’s manager.
Sala had been travelling to Cardiff in a gradual aircraft piloted by David Ibbotson that went missing over the English Channel on 21 January.
A fundraising charm to fund an underwater take into memoir the pilot has been space up.
Cardiff City proprietor Vincent Tan has boosted funds by donating £50,000 of his receive money in the direction of the charm.
Confirming the Nantes action, Dalman said: “Needless to claim, if we’re contractually obliged to pay them then for wonderful we can. We’re an honourable membership.
“But when we’re no longer – and there are some anomalies in that – then definitely you would are expecting me as the chairman and guardian of this membership’s interests to take into memoir into that and defend our enlighten. That’s what we’re doing.
“We’re aloof in the project of gathering data and that project will likely be ongoing. And after we attain a level where now we receive sufficient data, I am obvious we can sit down down with Nantes and switch forward.”
Dalman says Cardiff are taking a watch to get a elephantine picture of events.
“They [Nantes] receive requested for what they imagine is the money attributable to them and there is a project they most frequently receive initiated that project,” he added.
“What we’re asserting is, that we’re no longer in agreement with that project given the phenomenal events which receive taken enlighten and the tragic conditions. We’re no longer making any wonderful or negative statements.
“We’re merely asserting, please understand there are masses of questions which can furthermore aloof be answered and that’s what we’re looking out for to assemble.”
‘Knives out’ for Warnock
Warnock has complained about a “vendetta” against him, amid criticism of his connection with agent Willie McKay, but Dalman says he has no case to reply to.
Football agent McKay says he arranged the flight that Sala took from Nantes, but develop into as soon as no longer concerned about selecting the aircraft or pilot.
Requested about Warnock’s relationships with brokers he said: “I if truth be told receive fully no worries about that. We take our relationships from the day he began working at Cardiff. I make no longer if truth be told are looking out for to get concerned about any vendettas and dirt throwing, it’s nonsense.
“We now receive considered of us taking knives out against Neil and that’s factual nonsense. I are looking out for to air my frustration with that behaviour and offers my elephantine make stronger to what the team is doing.
“How one can get even is by being a success. I am no longer going to listen to rumours and gross press. We factual wish to defend focussed and assemble what now we wish to be doing. That’s to salvage soccer fits.”
Dalman denied end members of the family to McKay, even if two of McKay’s sons had been in the Cardiff Academy.
He says it is unfair that there has been unfair scrutiny of Warnock and the membership are supportive of him.
“I if truth be told feel the must take this,” Dalman said. “I introduced Neil into this membership and I gain he has accomplished a tall job for us in extra ways than one. It’s fundamental that he understands we’re there for him.
“He develop into as soon as there for us in a elaborate interval and bought us promoted. He has introduced some substantial gamers into the membership and I prefer him to know we’re a household. The fans, the board, the chairman, the CEO and the proprietor are fully at the abet of him as he strives to realize the living of staying in the Premier League.”
Dalman also brushed off discuss of Warnock stepping down from his put up, amid the emotion of the demise of Sala, after Warnock said he actually apt as his future “24 hours a day, seven days per week.”
“That discussion has never taken enlighten and I if truth be told receive fully no scheme of retaining that discussion,” he said.