Franck Ribery’s transfer from Galatasaray to Marseille in 2005 is to be examined by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The CAS probe was triggered by Galatasaray’s lawsuit against Marseille over the 2005 move.
The 26-year-old midfielder signed a three and a half year deal with the Turkish side in January 2005 before signing up with Marseille for three years the following summer.
Galatasaray claim Ribery was at fault when he broke his contract after the French international walked away having not being paid for over four months by the Istanbul club.
Galatasaray are reportedly claiming 10 million euros in compensation from Marseille.
However the southern French side are confident that the compensation claim will come to nothing.
“FIFA have already legally decided in our favour, without ambiguity. There is absolutely no reason for the TAS not to follow suit,” Marseille’s sollicitor Julien Fournier told AFP.