“I can confirm the companies have begun High Court proceedings against West Ham,” said Teacher Stern Selby solicitor Graham Shear, the law firm representing MSI and Just Sports Inc.
The statement continued: “A High Court writ was served on the football club’s solictors.
“The Companies seek the court’s intervention to compel West Ham to release the registration of Carlos Tevez in accordance with contracts entered into between the parties.
“We are asking the court to intervene so that Tevez can be registered to play with Manchester United as soon as possible.
“We will be making no further statement at this time.”