Apparently Nantes have claimed the first transfer payment from Cardiff before there is confirmation of the inevitable. If true, just a reminder that as far as football clubs are concerned, their very first allegience is to cash irrespective of taste and sentiment.
Or looking at it from their point of view they may need to pay wages this month and expected £15m for one of their best players, that otherwise would never have needed to have got on a plane.
As an aside one of the first things Cardiff did, apparently, was take out insurance for £16m on him. So it works both ways.