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Aston Villa poised to challenge Fulham for Ghana's Derek Boateng

Published on: 17 January 2013

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert may hijack Fulham’s bid for Derek Boateng after the latter failed to meet the financial demands of his club Dnipro. 

The 29-year-old defensive midfielder, a Ghana international, is available to leave FC Dnipro in Ukraine this month.

Boateng has had talks and a medical over a switch to Fulham, pending a work permit, but Villa are considering a late move.

Lambert has admitted he wants a new holding midfielder to protect his leaky defence and has turned down a return to Villa for free-agent Nigel Reo-Coker.

Boateng is currently with the Ghana team in South Africa for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations


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  • afrikaba1 says:
    January 17, 2013 12:32 am
    same story every year, Fulham this Aston Villa that. Dnipro refuses to let him go. Lets hope this time its true.