Stevens to reveal agent names to FA

24 Apr 2008

By: Sport Industry Group

Officials from Lord Stevens’ inquiry into football transfer corruption will today hand over to the FA the names of the eight agents who refused to take part in the investigation.

While the representatives of Stevens’ Quest organisation will reveal the agents’ names, the identity of those Premier League clubs which breached transfer rules will not be revealed.

It is the first meeting between the FA and Quest since Lord Stevens last month published the findings of his inquiry into illegal payments.

Stevens revealed that eight agents had refused to co-operate while three Premier League clubs breached transfer rules because they did not know the correct regulations and that 16 clubs failed to document financial arrangements connected to transfers appropriately.

A Quest spokesman said: ‘This is the first meeting of the new stage of the inquiry. They will discuss the agents concerned and the FA, the Premier League and Quest are going to work together to get on to the next stage.’