Previous
Bristol Rovers
West Bromwich Albion
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Cardiff City
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Watford
Sevilla FC
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bolton Wanderers
Chievo Verona
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich
6:30 PM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
Next

No Real approach for Ceballos - Betis

Transfers
Read

Casilla: Real Madrid return easy

Real Madrid
Read

Mata and Rooney meet 1D star

The Toe Poke
Read
By ESPN Staff

Boro won't report trio over Porritt approach

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has revealed that his club approached his Newcastle counterpart Freddy Shepherd to end any interest in Boro youngster Nathan Porritt.

The Football Association and the Premier League have launched an investigation into the BBC Panorama programme 'Undercover: Football's Dirty Secrets', in which the then 15-year-old's agent Peter Harrison was filmed discussing a possible move away from Teesside for Porritt without Boro's knowledge.

Middlesbrough will not report Chelsea, Liverpool or Newcastle for making an illegal approach for the player.

Harrison was shown offering Porritt to representatives of the first two clubs and also talked about another meeting he claimed to have had with the Magpies concerning the England youth player.

Gibson, who appears unhappy with Harrison rather than the three clubs, told The Times: 'We got wind of Nathan being offered to Newcastle, but the conversation was taking place at a fairly low level.

'Keith Lamb, our chief executive, rang Freddy Shepherd and told him what was going on. Freddy didn't know anything about it and his reply was 'Right, I'll stop that immediately'.

'Within 30 seconds, Freddy had made sure that any contact with Harrison had ended and we got a commitment from Newcastle that they would never attempt to poach any of our young players.'