Bolton Wanderers have denied reaching agreement with Middlesbrough’s over the sale of striker Michael Ricketts.

Erlier today, Middlesbrough’s website claimed a fee had been agreed and the 24-year-old was on his way to the Riverside discuss personal terms.

But Bolton said in a statement on their website: ‘Contrary to reports in the media, as of 3.30 pm today, we have not had an official bid from Middlesbrough Football Club for Michael Ricketts.

‘There are still a few hours to go until the transfer window closes and we will monitor the situation and see if anything progresses.’