FAI firmly deny they are giving Bohs financial aid
THE FAI have insisted that they are not offering financial assistance to Bohemians in the club's bid to survive for next season by cutting a deal with their players.
Bohs are close to an agreement with their remaining contracted players which would see the players tear up their contracts for next season, something that the cash-strapped club need the squad to do if they are to have a chance of survival.
Talks with the squad, and with the two players who had sought a winding-up order due to unpaid wages, have been ongoing all week and while a deal is close at hand, there is still no final settlement as there was reportedly a gap of €40,000 between what the club had to offer and what the players were looking for.
It was suggested that the FAI would help out financially by advancing them prize money for next season but League Director Fran Gavin insists that's not the case.
"We are not giving any financial assistance to anybody, absolutely not," Gavin said. "We are trying to get a resolution, we're very close to it now but it's very sensitive."