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Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2006, 06:53 GMT 07:53 UK
Agent Harrison ready to sue BBC
Panorama's undercover footage of agent Peter Harrison
Harrison says he has done nothing wrong and will carry on as an agent
Football agent Peter Harrison says he will sue the BBC after his appearance in Tuesday's Panorama programme investigating corruption in the game.

Harrison was secretly filmed making claims about paying managers, but says it was just pub gossip and banter.

"I've never given bungs," Harrison told the Daily Express. "I've not given Sam Allardyce a bung. I will sue the BBC.

"I haven't heard from the Football Association. I'll carry on as an agent and shall do what the FA asks of me."

Bolton boss Allardyce was accused by three different agents on Panorama of accepting illegal payments over the transfer of players.

His son Craig was accused by the programme of accepting money for his part in two deals and they have both denied any impropriety.

Harrison told the newspaper he had made payments to Craig Allardyce, during the time the Bolton manager's son operated as an agent, but denied that constituted an offence.

"I am not going to deny it," Harrison added.

"But Craig is a Fifa agent and in some deals there can be as many as four or five agents, so why shouldn't I pay Craig?"

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