A league spokesman confirmed the Argentina defender has asked for a three-man panel to decide whether United gave the player permission to leave the club for an agreed fee. The three-man panel will be made up of a judge or lawyer, a Premier League representative and a third person experienced in football administration.
Heinze wants to join Liverpool and claims he has a letter from United allowing him to leave if a club offered a fee of £6.8million. The club maintain however that they made it clear to Heinze both orally and by letter that he would not be permitted to join one of their title rivals in the top flight.
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