Galatasaray’s bid to challenge the controversial transfer of Franck Ribery to Marseille has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
CAS said the termination of Ribery’s contract with the Turkish side was “on just grounds and that neither the club nor the player were entitled to any compensation following such termination”.
Ribery joined Galatasaray from French team Metz in January 2005 but left five months later following a pay dispute.
The player said he had not been paid his wages by Galatasaray and asked FIFA to invalidate his contract.
Galatasaray rejected Ribery’s claims and said they would seek compensation of at least 10 million euros if he failed to return to the club.