Cardiff City have filed an appealed against the decision by FIFA ordering them to pay six million euros ($6.61 million) to Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash on his way to join the Welsh club.
After signing for Cardiff for 15 million pounds in January, Sala was travelling there from the French club when his plane crashed in the English Channel
The body of the 28-year-old Argentine striker was recovered nearly three weeks later after an underwater search found the wreckage.
In October, FIFA ordered Cardiff to play a six million-euro sum, relating to the first instalment of his transfer fee, to the French club.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday that Cardiff seeks to have appealed against the decision by FIFA and hearing into the matter will begin in 2020