FIFA refers to CAS

Zurich: FIFA recommended on Tuesday that the Carlos Tevez dispute be settled by the Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sport. FIFA said its legal department wrote a letter to the English FA and Premier League, suggesting that West Ham and Tevez seek arbitration at CAS over the player’s proposed move to Manchester United. Both Manchester United and West Ham want the issue resolved before the transfer window closes on August 31. West Ham, which holds Tevez’s registration, has refused to sanction the player’s transfer to United. Kia Joorabchian, who owns the Argentina striker’s economic rights, organised the proposed move. — AP

Sanogo joins Werder

BREMEN: Ivory Coast striker Boubacar Sanogo has left Hamburger SV to sign for Bundesliga rival Werder Bremen. Sanogo signed a four-year contract on Tuesday. Werder needed a striker after the departure of Miroslav Klose. Ivan Klasnic is still recovering from a kidney transplant and Aaron Hunt has a knee injury. Sanogo spent a season in Hamburg after arriving from Kaiserslautern. He was disliked by Hamburg fans, who accused him of not trying hard. — AP