Middlesbrough are battling to keep midfielder Gary O'Neil.

Despite a successful first season at Boro, O'Neil's family have failed to settle since his £4m move from Portsmouth last summer.

West Ham and Fulham are ready to offer the 24-year-old a return to the South East.

Teesside boss Gareth Southgate said: "We want to keep Gary and, ideally, we can get everything sorted out soon."