Sunderland and West Brom could be among clubs seeking compo from Sheffield United after their tribunal victory over West Ham.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates revealed yesterday that he is considering staking a claim for a £500,000 slice of the £25million West Ham have agreed to pay Sheffield United in compensation for their relegation two years ago.

The Daily Mail says Sunderland West Bromwich and Preston are now considering following suit.

Preston sold defenders Chris Lucketti and Claude Davis to United in the summer of 2006, while West Bromwich transferred Geoff Horsfield and Sunderland striker Jon Stead moved to Bramall Lane in the January transfer window.