Fulham have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Derek Boateng in the summer, according to reports this afternoon.

The Ghana international is set to move to Craven Cottage on a free transfer soon after the transfer window opens to bring an end to the west London club’s long pursuit of the player.

Goal.com has learned that Boateng and his representatives were guests of Fulham during their home match against Reading earlier this month, when the formalities of a move were completed.

Fulham had been on the brink of signing the 29-year-old both in January and last summer but the deal fell through on both occasions.

Boateng is believed to have even had a medical at the club’s Motspur Park headquarters in January before the Cottagers enlisted lawyers to investigate the legitimacy of his contract with Ukrainian club Dnipro.

Boateng’s camp claimed that his deal with Dnipro, who he joined in the summer of 2011, had been annulled but Fulham were unwilling to award him a contract until they received proof that his claim was watertight.

The midfield anchorman has been trainingwith Greek club Olympiacos in recent months while taking his legal battle with Dnipro to Fifa.

Fulham are satisfied that the Ghana international is a free agent and that he is now available for a move to Craven Cottage.

Boateng is set to be confirmed as a Fulham player soon after the Premier League transfer window opens next Monday, when the club are also expected to announce the signing of centre-back Fernando Amorebieta.