Darren Randolph's proposed move from Middlesbrough to West Ham United has been delayed over concerns over a thigh injury, but the £4m switch is still expected to be completed.

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper is poised to return to the club he left in 2017 as cover for Lukasz Fabianski and Boro manager Jonathan Woodgate confirmed today that talks have taken place between the 32-year-old and a 'Premier League club’.

It is understood that contract negotiations have been completed by all parties, but the stumbling block took place during the medical.

Randolph has not played since 24 November due to a thigh strain and while it is understood that the move hasn’t broken down, the Hammers are looking to reassess the goalkeeper’s injury, with the possibility that the netminder could return to the Championship club for further rehabilitation.

West Ham remain keen to sign an established number two with Roberto Jiminez failing to impress earlier this season when Fabianski was sidelined with a hip injury.