FA Called In Over Jamal Transfer Hitch

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Deano
Rumours have been rife about the deal collapsing and that Jamal may be returning to Millmoor over the last week or so,and on a day for announcements it seems that the Football Association have been asked to investigate further into the deal.

Campbell-Ryce has been on loan at Roots Hall for three months and was due to complete a permanent move when the current transfer window re-opened last week. However, Southend appear to be stalling on the deal and the matter seems unable to be resolved between both parties, with a problem seemingly over the proposed £117,000 transfer fee.

Having made 10 starts for the Shrimpers this season, it's now likely that a delay may not see the saga resolved until early February. Chairman Peter Ruchniewicz told the official site: "We are not happy about the whole situation and have asked the Football League to investigate the matter. We are clear on the terms of the deal which allowed Jamal to join Southend when he did. We are very disappointed that Southend now appear unwilling to honour that deal and have asked the Football League to carry out a full investigation into the transfer."

This is the latest news as MillersMad understands it and the club have yet to comment on whether Jamal will line up in a Millers shirt while the situation is resolved.