West Ham are ready to submit a new bid for Darren Randolph after Middlesbrough rejected their opening offer, Football Insider has learned.
New Hammers’ boss David Moyes is in the market for a reliable number two to provide back-up for Lukasz Fabianski after the club lost faith in Roberto Jimenez.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the Hammers’ first bid of around £2million was rejected by Boro.
But the London club are willing to rest the Championship club’s resolve by making a second, improved offer for the 32-year-old keeper.
West Ham are convinced they have a good chance of persuading Boro to sell as Randolph has lost his place in the starting XI.
Indeed, the 39-times Republic of Ireland international has not even made the matchday squad for the north-east club’s last nine league matches, which has coincided with an upturn in results.
Moyes is in the market for a new keeper amid major doubts over senior pair Roberto and David Martin.
Randolph was previously at the Irons for two years before signing for Middlesbrough in 2017 for £5million.
The experienced keeper has made 112 appearances for Boro after previously playing 42 times for West Ham, where he conceded 61 goals and kept 12 clean sheets.
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