Hodgson ready to move for Birmingham keeper

Roy Hodgson is looking to take advantage of Birmingham’s relegation woes to bring goalkeeper Ben Foster back to the top flight.

Foster is one of the club’s big expenses in regards to wages, and to avoid such bills it’s believed that the Blues would be willing to allow Foster to leave on a season loan with a view to a permanent move.

Hodgson however, was slow to comment on the state of the deal, stating: “I am aware of our interest in Ben Foster but I am not aware of how far down the line we are with our negotiations with Birmingham, so I can’t make any comments on that.”

The ex-Liverpool and Fulham manager also added: “Ben Foster is a goalkeeper who interests us and, if we can get him to West Brom on loan or on a permanent deal, that would be something we would be very happy about.”

It is believed the ex-Manchester United stopper would be available for around £4.5m and Hodgson would surely appreciate a deal being tied up before the Baggies’ season opener against Manchester United on August 14th.

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