According to a reliable football journalist, Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Darren Randolph.

West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph could be set for the exit door after respected journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed that Middlesbrough have agreed a deal with the Hammers.

Middlesbrough are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer after losing their top two choices from last season.

Victor Valdes was their number one last season as Boro were relegated from the Championship but he has left the club with back-up choice Brad Guzan heading to the MLS.

As a result, Middlesbrough have been left with veteran goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos and promising 24-year-old Connor Ripley as their main options.

Garry Monk has been keen to bring in a new goalkeeper and a move for Darren Randolph makes sense.

West Ham signed Joe Hart earlier in the week, which threw Randolph’s role in East London into question.

The Republic of Ireland international lost his place between the sticks to Adrian at the back end of last season after a serious of error-prone displays.

With Joe Hart and Adrian ahead of him in the pecking order and World Cup 2018 coming up, the 30-year-old could complete his move to Championship side Middlesbrough to get regular playing time.