Agent Charles Collymore has been charged with touting a player to another club, after the Football Association decided to flex their muscles over claims by Luton manager Mike Newell.

The FA are continuing to investigate other claims by Newell relating to illegal payments but have begun disciplinary proceedings against Collymore over his actions with Luton's former striker, Enoch Showunmi.

Collymore is alleged to have touted the Nigerian to Millwall without the knowledge or consent of Luton.

He has also been charged with breaching agents' regulations by not having a formal contract with Showunmi or not having lodged it with the FA.

The charges having nothing to do with allegations about Collymore made by the BBC's Panorama programme, which are also being investigated by the FA.

The FA have also announced disciplinary action against two other licensed agents.

Saif Rubie has had his agent's licence suspended for failing to provide information on his company Up 'n' Up Management Limited, his professional indemnity insurance and the annual declaration form that licensed agents are required to submit. He was also fined £600.

Finally, north east-based agent Ian Elliott has been warned as to his future conduct after admitting a charge of failing to lodge with the FA his representation contract with Sunderland player Grant Leadbitter.

* The Association of Football

Agents (AFA) have promised to open their files to help with Lord Stevens' inquiry into football corruption, but warned they cannot make non-members co-operate.

Lord Stevens revealed on Monday that only 65 out of 150 agents had responded to his requests and said he may use the Football Association's powers of inquiry to make agents provide access to their bank accounts.

The association only have 80 of the 280 licensed agents among their members and Mel Stein, secretary and legal advisor to the AFA, said they had no power to force the others to co-operate.

Stein, who wants all agents to be obliged to join a body such as the AFA, said: "Our association has already promised to provide details of any transactions requested by Lord Stevens.

"We had a meeting involving all the major agencies and it was unanimously agreed that no-one had anything to hide and would co-operate.

"We feel it is important that this inquiry is a rigorous as possible but there are a number of other agents, many who may only have been involved in one or two transfers during the period under investigation, over which we have no authority."

Agents may find themselves charged with miscon-duct if they refuse to reveal details of financial transactions.

Lord Stevens looked into all 362 transfers that took place in the Premier League between January 1 2004 to January 31 2006, and announced on Monday that 39 out of the 362 transfers, involving eight clubs, will be investigated further over the next two months.