Man Utd won't panic over Rio deadlock

July 8, 2005
Manchester United officials remain relaxed about securing Rio Ferdinand on a long-term contract even though his advisor Pini Zahavi claims talks over a new deal have reached deadlock.

Sir Alex Ferguson called on Ferdinand to sign the £100,000-a-week extension prior to the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal in May, but almost two months on, still no agreement has been reached.

It is thought Ferdinand is holding out for an extra £20,000 a week in line with what Zahavi believes to ...

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