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West Ham and Sheffield United have reached an out-of-court agreement over the long-running Carlos Tevez saga.

Tevez was instrumental in West Ham achieving Premier League survival in 2006/2007 while the Blades were relegated.

The Blades insisted Tevez had been ineligible to play and an independent hearing ruled in favour of their claim for compensation from West Ham.

A compensation figure has not been disclosed but according to reports it is in the region of £15m.

Championship side Sheffield United’s chairman Kevin McCabe said: “We are happy and satisfied with the settlement with West Ham.

“Throughout the finalisation of the terms for the agreement, the discussions were friendly, co-operative and in the best of spirit with both the Blades and Hammers advisory teams.

“We are two clubs with a fantastic footballing history who now want to move on and focus on the business of playing football – hopefully for us against the Hammers in the Premier League next season.

“We look forward to a positive ongoing relationship with West Ham at all levels.”

Another tribunal into the matter was due to start on Monday but will not now go ahead.

West Ham chairman Scott Duxbury said: “For everyone concerned, the time was right to draw a line under this whole episode.

“We have had very positive discussions over a number of days with Sheffield United and acknowledge their willingness to resolve this in the best interests of both clubs.

“This now allows us to concentrate on our immediate ambitions, which include a strong finish to the Premier League season and possible European qualification, without any negative impact on our long-term project. We wish Sheffield United well in their bid to secure promotion from the Championship.”

McCabe added: “We are happy and satisfied with the settlement with West Ham. Throughout the finalisation of the terms for the agreement, the discussions were friendly, co-operative and in the best spirit with both the Blades and the Hammers advisory teams.

“We are two clubs with a fantastic footballing history who now want to move on and focus on the business of playing football – hopefully for us against the Hammers in the Premier League next season.

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