Are West Ham Serious About Boro Signing?

Last updated : 07 June 2009 By Boro Mad
Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is looking to fill the right-back spot next season, but he has yet to pin point who he is after.

Although the newspaper claims: "The Italian sees relegated Middlesbrough's Bates, 22, as the perfect candidate to replace Neill".

Ther has not been one from Zola to confirm the statement.