REAL MADRID have launched civil and criminal lawsuits against La Liga president Javier Tebas and CVC Capital Partners over the league's £2.3billion sale.
The Spanish giants also said they would pursue legal action to block approval of the planned deal, which is to be voted on by La Liga members.
The league said last week that the deal, called 'Boost La Liga', would strengthen its clubs and give them funds to spend on new infrastructure and modernisation projects.
It would also increase how much they could spend on players' salaries – unfortunately coming too late for Lionel Messi.
After his shock departure from Barcelona, the 34-year-old Argentine is poised to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.
But Real and Barcelona have fiercely opposed the deal as it gives CVC a 10 per cent share in the league's future television rights.
Tebas responded to the statement with a message on Twitter in which he criticised Real president Florentino Perez for using 'threatening methods'.
CVC Capital Partners was not available for immediate comment.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta last week said the deal was like 'mortgaging the club's rights over the next half-century'.
He said he would reject it, even though the deal would help alleviate the Catalans' financial problems.
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The Spanish league last week said it was not worried by legal moves from Real Madrid and that legal disputes between the two entities were common.
Real Madrid and Barcelona were of course two big players in the ill-fated European Super League.
While five Premier League teams quickly accepted the idea was a terrible one, the two Spanish teams clung on for a change of heart – that never materialised.
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