Championship Brighton hope the Football League will clamp down heavily on clubs who fail to abide by the new Financial Fair Play rules. Championship clubs are permitted to make a loss of £8m this season.
"We have been planning and working hard to get in line with FFP," Albion head of football operations David Burke told BBC Sussex.
"There are a number of clubs that we know already will not be within the financial limits. We hope the Football League will be really strong with the transfer embargos and the fines, or taxes, are imposed properly."