FIFA turn down Barthez loan deal

October 30, 2003
PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - FIFA have refused to allow Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez to move to Olympique Marseille on loan.

The decision by the players' committee of world soccer's ruling body was made 'on the basis of the transfer regulations which say transfers can only be registered during the transfer window' which opens again in January. 'The committee looked at the case and rejected the request,' the spokesman said. Marseille had said they wanted the nine-month loan ...

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