Norwegian side Stabaek could stampede Enoch Kofi Aduâ€™s move to Swedish side Malmo FF claiming their loan deal with the player allows them to use him until 31 July.
Belgian side Club Brugge transferred the 23-year-old to Malmo while on loan at Eliteserien since February.
The loan agreement had a clause which stated that Stabaek had the right to buy the player before July 15.
In the current situation, Stabaek were unable to exercise that option but they have no plans to release Adu to Malmo before his loan expires at the end of the month.
â€œWe believe that Malmo has not done its job when it comes to reading the current contracts,â€ Stabaek sporting director Andre Olsen told the Evening Post.
â€œWe wish to retain Enoch until August 1. We know that Malmo FF want him to play in Champions League qualifiers, but at the same time, we have three matches during the fortnight.
â€œI've talked to Malmo and it is obvious that data has been lost somewhere. Enoch has a contract with Stabaek to July 31, and I expect him to play here until then.â€
Adu was presented to fans of Malmo on Tuesday after agreeing a three and a half year deal.