THE Premier League has said today it is taking legal action after Albion forward Neal Maupay received abuse online.

A statement issued this morning said: "The Premier League has launched a dedicated reporting system for players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.

"Following serious online abuse received by player Neal Maupay, the #PL has provided support to the player and club in investigating the incident and is bringing legal action against the person responsible."

Threatening and abusive messages received by the player were reported to the Premier League via its online abuse reporting system.

The Premier League's investigations team have been working with the club and Neal to review the case.

Premier League investigators believe that they have tracked the location of the person responsible to Singapore and have now filed an official police complaint.

The Premier League is liaising with local authorities and will support all subsequent legal action on behalf of Maupay.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "The abuse Neal received is wholly unacceptable.

"We responded immediately to seek justice on his behalf, which in this case meant identifying the perpetrator, tracking them to where they live, and then pursuing legal action accordingly.

"We take each report provided to us extremely seriously and we will use all possible resources in supporting our players and managers to investigate incidents, regardless of where the offender is located."