Sheffield United have confirmed that they are looking into the possibility of constructing a legal case against West Ham and the Premier League.
The London club were fined a record £5.5m for breaking rules in the signings of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. However, to the dismay of several clubs hovering close to the relegation zone, they were not docked points.
Blades chairman Kevin McCabe said: “We took this course of action to try to protect ourselves should we suffer as a consequence of this bizarre decision.”
McCabe told the Sheffield Star: “We have some excellent and reputable lawyers who have already been looking at this matter for us for a week.
“Obviously we hope that we don’t suffer as a result, but we felt this needed to be done.”
Of the other clubs involved in the relegation battle, Wigan have confirmed they are looking into legal action.
Latics chairman Dave Whelan claimed three clubs are considering suing the Premier League.
Former chairman Terry Brown is also threatening to sue West Ham after being sent a letter terminating the contract he signed when he sold the club.