Things didn't drag on.
Friday, Angers (L1) and Paris FC (L2) learned that Fifa banned them from transfer for the next summer transfer window.
In question, the transfer of Kevin Bemanga, from Paris FC, where he had only played a friendly half-time with the reserve, to Angers, last August, six weeks after his signing in Paris, from Xerez (4th Spanish division).
An operation, which had already appeared strange in the form.
Fifa suspects the two clubs of having resorted to a relay transfer, in order to circumvent the rules concerning training compensation.
The two clubs, who had said they were "stunned" by this decision, had decided to appeal.
They were partly heard by Fifa, which on Monday informed the French Football Federation and the two clubs of "the suspension of the decision, from this day until the notification of the reasons for the said decision".
An announcement that will allow the two clubs to save time and better prepare their appeal documents.
"We will be able to recruit quietly during the transfer window"
Saturday, at the end of his club's victory against Toulouse (3-1) which replaced him in 5th place, the president of Paris FC, Pierre Ferracci, told us to be "of total serenity" concerning the outcome of this case.
"It's a pretty mind-boggling story that has no tail or head," he added. We're going to appeal. We are in good faith. No one has done anything wrong with us in this matter. I will reassure all our supporters: we will be able to recruit quietly during the transfer window. "He was also offensive:" I hope that Fifa will not be confused as in first instance, from a slanderous denunciation. I have my own idea about it… These are mafia-type operations which aim to extort the club. I let Fifa do its job. I will say more when the time comes. But I won't let this go. "