Manchester City are putting together their legal team to fight the Premier League’s financial charges.
The club deny wrongdoing but could face severe punishments if they allegations are proven.
The Lawyer report that City are now drafting in the biggest names from the legal professional to help defend their case.
Respected lawyer Lord Pannick KC has been hired by the club as they look to clear their name.
He has previously advised Boris Johnson over allegations that he partied in Downing Street during lockdown.
Lord Pannick is widely believed to be one of the best barristers of his generation and is now set to be involved in what will likely be an extraordinary legal battle.
It is also likely to be costly for the club as Lord Pannick could reportedly be paid £80,000 a day, or £400,000 a week, should the case come to trial and he was to be working full-time.