Fergie has Butland in his sights
Published 22:30 09/04/12 By Football Spy
Alex Ferguson is ready to join the £3m chase for Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Fergie sent Manchester United goalkeeping coach Eric Steele to make a personal check on Butland in Cheltenham's game at Rotherham.
England under-21 international Butland is currently on his second loan spell with Cheltenham and has also been regularly watched by Arsenal this season.
The 19-year-old has represented England at every level up to the under-21s but is still yet to make a first-team appearance for Birmingham.
Cash-strapped Blues are expecting serious interest in the summer and are prepared to sell Butland if they receive a suitable offer.
United spent £17.8m on David de Gea last June but are set to enter the scramble for Butland at the end of the season.