Andy Carroll’s former agent Peter Harrison is launching a legal battle to gain access to documents lodged at the Football Association giving details of the striker’s £35 million switch from Newcastle to Liverpool.
Carroll was in dispute with Harrison at the time and is now represented by Mark Curtis, who organised his West Ham transfer.
Since Sam Allardyce’s arrival at Upton Park Curtis has links with the manager himself, Carroll, Kevin Nolan, James Tomkins, Jack Collison and goalkeeper Adrian among others.
And he was also at the centre of allegations in The Guardian that he tried to persuade Ravel Morrison into his stable which in turn has been denied by the club.
ClaretandHugh learned today that the March 25 legal battle will be launched in the High Court with Harrison bidding to see the documents in detail.
The FA has so far blocked attempts to have details of the deal publicised, as is standard practice with transfers.
But that could happen when Harrison takes the governing body to court and we have learned that further actions cannot be necessarily ruled out.