Baggies in for Boateng
Skysports.com understands that West Bromwich Albion have launched a bid for Ghana's Derek Boateng.
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Last Updated: 16/06/11 3:37pm
Skysports.com understands that West Bromwich Albion have launched a bid for Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.
The Baggies are looking to bolster their midfield ranks and have now made a move for the talented 28-year-old, who is currently with Getafe.
Boateng previously saw a move to England collapse almost a decade ago when Steve McClaren tried to sign him at Middlesbrough, but he could not gain a work permit.
Now he is a fully fledged Ghana international and a permit would no longer be an issue.
Ukrainian outfit FC Dnipro have also launched a bid and appeared on course to land him, but there has now been late interest from England which could scupper their hopes.
"Derek is obviously flattered by the interest in England," his British representative Chris Nathaniel confirmed to skysports.com
"He knows the interest is strong and we are aware that at least one bid has been made for him."
West Brom are not the only side to be planning a move for Boateng.
Skysports.com understands that both Sunderland and Stoke are considering bids.
Aston Villa were also previously interested, but given their current managerial situation, it is unclear if they would be tempted into a move.