A move that has been on the cards for most of the season now appears to be imminent after Manchester United accepted a £6m bid from Birmingham City which will take goalkeeper Ben Foster to St Andrews. It will end a difficult period for the England international who failed to take a chance to be first choice at Old Trafford. He made several high profile blunders when deputising for Edwin van der Sar before Christmas allowing the Dutch veteran to reclaim his place once he had recovered from injury.
If just half the rumors about the number of strikers Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be interested in prove to be correct, Old Trafford will provide the setting for the highest scoring matches ever seen in the Premier League next season. The reality is certain to be somewhat different however with the vast majority of reports seen in the daily media being nothing more than kite flying exercises by their agents.
Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped up his efforts to recruit a long term replacement for Edwin van der Sar by bidding £15 million to land Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Manchester United manager will have the 23 year old assessed when his club play Bordeaux on Saturday after identifying the young France World Cup keeper as one of the best in Europe.