Six Championship clubs reportedly held a secret meeting on Monday at which they discussed plans to sue the Premier League if they are denied promotion.
Several Premier League clubs have mooted the suggestion that the season is declared null and void, but that would obviously leave Leeds United and other clubs in the Championship.
According to The Times, representatives of Leeds, West Brom, Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston met on Monday ahead of a conference call involving all 24 clubs on Tuesday.
They are proposing to sue the Premier League if they are denied promotion, or even if they only allow two teams to be promoted to make a 22-team division, which has been suggested.
An unnamed Championship club said: “It’s time to park our tanks on the Premier League’s lawn.”
The season has of course been suspended until April, though in reality it is unlikely to resume until the summer at the very earliest.