Carlos Tevez has appealed to the Premier League against the six-week fine imposed by Manchester City for his ongoing absence. Tevez subsequently appealed internally against the punishment but that was thrown on January 7 after a hearing involving two City directors, Marty Edelman and Mohamed al-Mazrouei.
However, as with the disciplinary action brought against him after his non-appearance in Munich last September, Tevez had the option of taking the matter to the Premier League and Press Association Sport understands he has done just that.
In this instance, City feel their case is watertight given the punishment related to Tevez's presence in Argentina, where he has remained since November 7.
The Premier League will now be forced to schedule a hearing date, although it could be the end of next month before that takes place.