” 1 Derek Boateng in action for Ghana West Ham are lining up a ?3million move for Getafe midfielder Derek Boateng. The Ghanaian was named the Spanish club’s Player of the Year last season and was originally spotted by West Ham’s scouts as a potential replacement for Scott Parker.
But although Upton Park Chairman David Sullivan has made it clear he does not want to sell the England international after a bid from Tottenham, the Hammers are still set to press ahead with the Boateng move. One potential stumbling block is that Getafe are likely to want nearer ?5m for a player who cost them less than a fifth of that a year ago, with West Ham unwilling to pay over the odds for the 27-year-old. ” ” England finally broke Virat Kohli’s resistance to secure a 31-run victory over India after a titanic struggle in their 1,000th Test match.