Lord Stevens met Premier League chiefs last night to reveal the findings of his inquiry into illegal payments.

The former Metropolitan Police commissioner and his Quest team delivered their report and recommendations to the Premier League board chairman Sir Dave Richards, chief executive Richard Scudamore, general secretary Mike Foster and an external legal adviser.

The findings and recommendations are expected to be made public early next week. That will also be the date that any charges or disciplinary action against any clubs, managers or agents will be announced.

Lord Stevens has been investigating a total of 362 transfers between January 2004 and January 2006, and his team have spoken to officials from 29 clubs as well as a number of football agents.

In October he announced he had whittled down his investigations from 362 to 39 transfers, involving eight clubs.