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At a glance: Football bung report
Lord Stevens has delivered his report into alleged illegal payments in football transfers following an extensive and high-profile inquiry.

THE INQUIRY

  • Nine month inquiry

  • 362 transfers examined by Lord Stevens

  • Some agents have failed to respond

  • Several bank accounts have been investigated

FURTHER INQUIRIES

  • 17 transfers are to be further examined by Lord Stevens

  • Inquiries are ongoing so clubs under continuing investigation are not yet being named

  • Lord Stevens wishes to see further details from more sources outside of football clubs, such as agents and other third parties

LORD STEVENS' RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Total of 39 recommendations have been made

  • These include the creation of a body to handle the audit of transfers, instead of the Football Association

  • Any scant regard for the rules is "unacceptable"

  • Relatives "should not be paid" in deals

  • Criminal investigations not endemic in Premiership

  • Professional Footballers' Association should not act as agents




SEE ALSO
Bung inquiry targets 17 transfers
20 Dec 06 |  Football
Profile: Lord Stevens
08 Dec 06 |  UK

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