Foster set for Blues deal

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Ben Foster is in talks with Birmingham City after they agreed a deal with Manchester United, skysports.com can confirm.

United star in talks with Birmingham

Ben Foster is in talks with Birmingham City after they agreed a deal with Manchester United, skysports.com can confirm. Birmingham are in need of a new number one as loan-star Joe Hart is returning to Manchester City following his highly successful stint at St Andrews. Blues boss Alex McLeish failed with his efforts to keep Hart for another 12-months and so turned his attentions to the red-half of Manchester, and has now agreed a deal with United for Foster. It is understood Birmingham have agreed a fee in the region of £5million and that Foster is now in talks with the club. England international Foster has seen his chances limited at United this term, which has cost him a place at the World Cup finals. His agent Lee Payne has confirmed to skysports.com that his client is in talks with Birmingham. "We are close to agreeing a deal," he told skysports.com. "The two clubs have agreed a fee and given us permission to talk to Birmingham. "We fully expect the deal to be completed either this weekend or the start of next week."

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