Boro accept West Ham ONeil offer

Last updated : 24 January 2011 By BBC Sport

West Ham have had an undisclosed offer for midfielder Gary O'Neil accepted by Championship side Middlesbrough.The Hammers have been given permission to discuss personal terms with O'Neil, 27, who joined the Teesiders from Portsmouth for £5 million in 2007.

"Boro have accepted an undisclosed bid from Premier League club West Ham for Gary O'Neil," a statement read.

O'Neil will follow David Wheater out of the Riverside, after the defender joined Bolton last week.

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Middlesbrough, who are just above the Championship relegation zone, have been forced to sell players following their failure to return to the Premier League after being relegated in 2009.

O'Neil could be set to team up with Demba Ba at Upton Park after the Hoffenheim striker claimed he was joining the Londoners until the end of the season.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport