Salisbury City put under transfer embargo by Football Conference

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Salisbury have confirmed they are under a Football Conference transfer embargo until they can pay outstanding debt.

The Conference Premier club came out of administration in December but have been under embargo since April, and it is thought players' wages have been delayed for the last two months.

Businessman Outail Touzar and fan Mark Winter took over the Whites last month.

The new owners have been told they must pay the outstanding wages by Thursday or risk being thrown out the league.

But Winter told BBC Wiltshire he is confident the players will receive their money by the 17:00 BST deadline, set by the Football Conference at their AGM on Friday.

The problems with payments has already had an effect on the squad for next season, with striker Jamie White cancelling his contract to move to Bristol Rovers and captain Brian Dutton also leaving.

And it means incoming midfielder Prince Khalid Bin Bader Al Saud, who was unveiled by chairman Touzar on Monday, cannot complete his move from Bromley until the embargo is lifted.

The Whites, who finished 12th in non-league's top flight last season, have suffered five years of financial turmoil and previously incurred a double demotion to the Southern Premier in 2010, after failing to pay back a creditor by a set deadline.

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