A legal battle is underway after Velez Sarsfield signed Mauro Zarate, even though he is still under contract with Lazio.
Argentine club Velez Sarsfield announced they had signed striker Zarate to a two-year contract this week and had sent it to FIFA for authorisation.
The forward is still under contract with Lazio until June 2014, as a legal battle is on-going between the player and his club.
Zarate has been frozen out of the Lazio side for over a year.
If FIFA rule against him, the player could be suspended and Velez Sarsfield penalised.