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Former Newcastle and Liverpool star Hamman chased for gambling debt

01 Jun 2009 22:29:32

Former Newcastle and Liverpool star Hamman chased for gambling debt

Dietmar Hamman in his Liverpool days Dietmar Hamman vowed to tackle a £600,000 gambling debt on Monday and insisted he would escape the threat of being taken to court. The former Newcastle and Liverpool midfielder, a free agent after his Manchester City contract ran out, is facing legal action after spread betting firm Sporting Index served papers to the High Court over arrears accumulated over the past three years. Both parties are negotiating a compromise and the former Germany star said: 'We will find a solution. There won't be any court hearing.' The 35-year-old is reported to have racked up debts of £706,000 by December, before repaying £100,000. When he missed a January 3 deadline for clearing the debt, Sporting Index decided to take action. There is no suggestion Hamann gambled on football matches he might have influenced.  Happy Robinho rejects talk of a return to Brazil, pledging his future to Manchester CityReal Madrid chief Perez ready to snare Kaka and Liverpool star Xabi Alonso to kick-off £260m spending spreeLiverpool 'accept' Real Madrid's £22m Xabi Alonso bid with ex-United star Gabriel Heinze set for Anfield


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