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Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng is having a medical at Fulham, according to various reports, as his proposed move to the Premier League club inches ever closer.

The Ghana international was close to joining Fulham in the summer only for the deal to fall through on transfer deadline day. Boateng, who has fallen down Juande Ramos’ pecking order at Dnipro this season, has been in talks with Fulham via his representatives over the past month and is expected to complete a move to Craven Cottage in the coming days.

The 29 year-old, who can also play in central defence, has largely been deployed as a defensive midfielder by Dnipro and caught Jol’s eye during Fulham’s Europa League qualifying round victory over the Ukrainian side in 2011. He has won 40 caps for Ghana – and was part of the side that reached the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010 – and won back-to-back Israeli titles with Beitar Jerasulem after impressing during a three-year spell at AIK.