MIDDLESBROUGH are on the verge of sealing a deal to land a replacement for Darren Randolph.

Boro have been quick to make their move for St Gallen goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic after Randolph’s £4m move to West Ham United.

Sources close to Middlesbrough have confirmed that a fee is close to being agreed for Stojanovic, and it is believed to be around the £1m mark.

The 26-year-old has been eyed up by Middlesbrough for some time as plans were put in place in case Randolph did leave.

Now Stojanovic, an Austrian-born Macedonian, looks set for talks with the Championship club after spending the last few years playing for St Gallen in Switzerland.

The former Macedonian Under-21 international has three years with Bologna in Italy before joining St Gallen inn 2016.

Provided there are no hiccups, Middlesbrough should land him and then he will compete with Aynsley Pears and Tomas Mejias for the right to replace Randolph.

During Randolph’s recent spell on the sidelines, County Durham-born Pears has done his chances the world of good by proving he can handle the first team stage. He is expected to start against Fulham on Friday night.