McLeish to offer Birmingham keeper swap deal
Published 23:00 27/06/11 By Alan Nixon
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is ready to use keeper Brad Guzan as a sweetener to land Ben Foster from hated rivals Birmingham City.
American Guzan will be allowed to move on by McLeish and Blues have an interest in the shot-stopper, who is just back from a loan spell with Hull.
Now McLeish is poised to offer Guzan plus cash for England cap Foster - although the negotiations are going to be hard because of the bar relations between the clubs over his managerial switch.
McLeish wants two new keepers, as Brad Friedel quit Villa for Tottenham before his controversial arrival last week.
He is also keen on Blackpool free agent Matthew Gilks as competition for Foster - and an ideal replacement for Guzan.