Man United's injury-prone 'keeper is fed up with playing second-fiddle to the Jolly Green Giant, and could leave the club this winter...
According to the News of the World, that most reliable of rumour mills, Ben Foster is ready to leave Manchester United in search of first-team football.
The 25-year-old has found opportunities scarce since arriving at Old Trafford from Stoke City in 2005, due in no small part to Dutch veteran Edwin van der Sar's inimitable presence between the sticks.
It was thought that Foster would succeed the former Fulham and Juventus goalkeeper during the 2007-08 campaign, following his impressive stint at Watford, but a pre-season knee injury put an end to that notion.
The once-capped England custodian now finds himself battling with Poland's Tomas Kuszczak for the No. 2 spot, and he is reportedly ready to request a winter transfer now that Van der Sar has penned a new deal.
Foster will have few problems finding a new home, as Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa are all thought to be interested the highly rated shot-stopper who is rated at around Â£4 million.
It remains to be seen whether Sir Alex Ferguson will sanction a move, but a loan deal at the very least looks likely.
Mike Maguire, Goal.com