Date: 21st July 2010 at 9:01am
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There seem to be conflicting ‘reports’ on the status of Tal Ben-Haim and his move to West Ham?

I was under the impression that the deal had been all but completed last week? Not that any official word has been given as yet, has it?

Although it ‘seems’ that medicals, even though wages were agreed, were still to be completed – which they now are, and this is where the confusion is really beginning!

A report in The Daily Star ‘claims’ that he failed the medical so West Ham have dropped their interest in him despite him taking a ‘£7,500 pay cut on his £50,000 per week’ we pay him. See, there again is another discrepancy on what we are ‘meant’ to be paying him? £38,000, which was already too much, has suddenly shot up to an even more incredible £50,000 in that papers eyes.

Whereas a report from Haaretz.com, Israeli based, ‘claims’ that these claims of a failed medical, in fact a couple of failed medicals – first report in The Jewish Chronicle – are wrong, and legal action is being threatened as a result.

They say the hold-up is actually due to a last minute technical hitch, about money I think?

So, at this point in time it seems that Ben-Haim is still with us and drawing his £38,000-£50,000 per week salary, whatever the amount is…

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