LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Clint Dempsey of Fulham is tackled by Ruslan Rotan of FC Dnipro (L) as Derek Boateng looks on during the UEFA Europa League Play-Off round qualifying first leg match between Fulham and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at Craven Cottage on August 18, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
As such, it is clear that Jol is keen to add Boateng to his ranks, with our Dutch manager viewing the Ghana international's versatility as a key asset. Boateng can operate, effectively, at both centre half and centre midfield.
Boateng himself is after a move away from Ukraine, despite only signing in 2011. He sees the Premier League as a particularly attractive choice, after stints in Greece, Sweden, Germany and Spain. His club, however, will only sanction a deal if the right price is agreed, even though the Dnipro coach, one Juande Ramos, has admitted that Boateng wants to leave.
It is thought that Fulham will return with a slightly improved offer.