OXFORD United’s staff will be paid late this month.

The players’ salaries arrived on time yesterday, but it is understood everyone else at the club – including the coaching staff – have not received their wages.

United, who have not commented formally, expect it to be cleared up by early next week.

The problem appears to have arisen over issues in the money arriving from the far east into the club’s UK account. Owner Sumrith ‘Tiger’ Thanakarnjanasuth is based in Thailand, while the club is registered in Singapore.

It was thought to have been sent earlier this week a few days before pay day, as has been the case since Tiger’s takeover 13 months ago, but has been held up in the system.

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United were able to raise the money to cover the players’ salaries from other areas, but the staff are in limbo until the transfer is completed.

This is not the first time since Thanakarnjanasuth’s takeover 13 months ago that issues with moving money internationally has caused problems.

In December it was given as the reason for a late tax payment which triggered a winding-up petition from HM Revenue & Customs.

It was the second of three such petitions the club have faced during his tenure, while there have also been problems with landlords Firoka.

Tiger was asked in January about whether whether there was a need to have a pot of money in the UK which could be used in emergencies, but he said: “No, I don’t think so.”