Sheffield United say their case for compensation following relegation from the Premier League will be heard by a Football Association tribunal.
Tevez is at the centre of the on-going Sheffield United-West Ham saga
In July the High Court refused United leave to appeal a Premier League arbitration panel's decision over the Carlos Tevez affair.
But chairman Kevin McCabe claims the club's fight for a financial settlement will go to a tribunal in 2008.
"A date has been set for next year," McCabe said on Wednesday.
The Blades maintain they were unfairly demoted from the top flight last season after West Ham were found guilty of breaching league regulations in the signing of Argentine Tevez and his compatriot Javier Mascherano.
Rather than being docked points by the three-man arbitration panel, the Hammers were fined £5.5m and went on to survive the drop on the final day, while United were relegated.
Having failed in their attempt to have the original punishment overturned, the Yorkshire outfit now want monetary recognition.
"We have regrettably gone beyond reinstatement so it's about financial compensation for having been relegated unjustly after another club, we purport, broke the rules.
"A date has been set for next year and respective clubs are now going through respective submission of claims.
"We are led by the availability of QCs and the panel, so it's more likely mid-2008 than early. It's frustrating but that's the way the law works."
On the subject of compensation McCabe has previously said: "If you say that the Championship play-off game is worth £60m and Sheffield United's attendance last year was 31,000, with full hospitality boxes and restaurants and broadcasting income, you would say compensation is around £50m."