The English football club West Ham say they will take legal advice as they consider whether to appeal against an independent tribunal hearing into the Carlos Tevez affair.
The tribunal has ruled against West Ham over the Tevez affair, according to Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe.
United claim Tevez was not eligible to play at the end of the 2006/7 season, yet played a key role in West Ham's Premiership survival at their expense.
The club is claiming almost a hundred million dollars in compensation from West Ham.
The tribunal will decide on the amount of compensation to be paid at a later sitting, probably early next year.
West Ham will now take legal advice before deciding on their next move.