Manchester United want £6m for Ben Foster as Birmingham come knocking for 27-year-old keeper

08 May 2010 12:11
Manchester United want £6million for unsettled goalkeeper Ben Foster after Birmingham stepped up their interest on Friday.

The Midlands club, who are resigned to being without Joe Hart next season, would prefer to bring the former England keeper in on a season-long loan but United and the player believe a permanent deal may be more beneficial.

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United still intend to bring in Hugo Lloris from Lyon and that wouldpush Foster further down the pecking order and, at 27, he feels hiscareer has stagnated enough.

Foster enjoyed a successful loan spell at Watford when they were in the Premier League and returned to Old Trafford as the heir apparent to Edwin van der Sar.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he had spoken to Foster about hislack of first team opportunities.

Ferguson said: 'I have had a chatwith Ben. I understand his dilemma but there is nothing I can do.

'He is a terrific goalkeeper and we will see what the future brings for the boy.' 

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