Important but nothing new

Today the "news" is that West Ham will dispute Sheffields compensation claim.
The Mirror (...) writes that "They want £46million, but West Ham's legal team aim to prove the cost of salaries in the top flight mean the Blades would not have been better off if they had stayed up."

I fail to find anything new in this. This was always going to happen. West Ham, will keep on disputing this until a settlement is done or a court decision is final.
Even though this appears to be a fight in the tribunal, it affects the forthcoming PL/FA hearing as well as a possible out of court settlement. A settlement will be cheaper if Sheffield are getting afraid that this is dragging on past the next transfer deadline and/or is threatening to leave them without compensation.

The day we stop disputing Sheffields claims is the day there are news to report!

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