THE son of former Bolton Wanderers manager, Sam Allardyce, is being sued by a football agent for almost £70,000 following the transfer of a player from Israel.

Solicitors acting for international football agent David Abou have served a High Court Writ against Craig Allardyce claiming damages of £68,146, plus interest.

Mr Abou claims Allardyce breached a contract with him when he agreed the transfer of Israeli player Idan Tal to the Reebok Stadium from Maccabi Haifa.

At the time of the alleged deal, Allardyce was working as a football agent, trading under the name Prolific Management Limited.

Abou claims he made an oral agreement with him in or about March 2006 and that it was as a result of "several conversations" between the two that lead to the club signing the player.

The writ states: "It was further agreed that any agency commissions arising from the transfer of the said Idan Tal to the club would be shared equally between the claimant and the defendant."

Abou also claims that the pair agreed he would be paid back for the £646 in costs he incurred for flying the player out to the club for a medical prior to him signing a deal.

The transfer was completed in July 2006 and Abou claims there was an agent's commission of £135,000.

The writ further states: "In accordance with the said agreement between the claimant and the defendant, 50 per cent of such commission, namely £67,500, was and is owed by the defendant to the claimant."

Solicitors acting for Abou claim Allardyce failed to pay him the commission and reimburse the costs of the initial flight.

Craig Allardyce used to work for his father's agent, Mark Curtis, who runs a company called Direct Sports Management, before setting up on his own. He no longer works as a football agent.

In June this year Bolton Wanderers were one of five clubs named by Lord Stevens in his final report into alleged transfer irregularities.

Four deals made during the reign of Sam Allardyce were highlighted by the former Metropolitan Police commissioner in his report to the Premier League.

No evidence was uncovered to suggest any irregular payments by or to club officials.

But concerns were raised about a "conflict of interest" which the inquiry believed existed between former Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce and his son Craig.

Craig Allardyce was unavailable for comment but has previously denied any wrongdoing in his transfer dealings.