GENEVA (AP) A lawyer for Michel Platini says the former UEFA president is going to court to receive payments allegedly due in his employment contract worth $3 million annually.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Vincent Solari says UEFA paid Platini for only one year after he was suspended in October 2015 and began challenging a ban by FIFAs ethics committee.

Platinis contract called for two years pay in case of incapacity to perform his tasks, the lawyer says.

Solari says the soccer great is entitled to at least part of a contracted 3 million Swiss francs ($3 million) in annual salary and bonus.

UEFA informed us recently that they dont want to enter into any negotiation, the lawyer says.

A claim will be filed in due time in front of the competent court.

UEFA declined to comment.

Platini can work again in soccer after his four-year ban for getting an irregular $2 million payment from FIFA expired last month.

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