The Rugby Football League have confirmed that Salford have been charged with alleged breaches of both the game’s operational rules and the salary cap regulations.
The issue, which concerns deals made by the club with players in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons, will now be dealt with at a tribunal, to be held at a later date.
If Salford are found guilty, they could be hit with a points deduction.
In a short statement issued by the RFL, they said: “The RFL has issued charges in relation to alleged breaches of the RFL Operational Rules and Salary Cap Regulations concerning contractual arrangements made with Salford players in 2014 and 2015.
“The charges will be considered by an independent Off Field Operational Rules Tribunal, at a date to be confirmed.”