England international set for shock United exit

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Manchester United are willing to listen to offers in the region of £4 million for goalkeeper Ben Foster, according to reports in The Sunday Mail.

Foster had been widely tipped to replace Edwin Van der Sar as United’s future number one goalkeeper but struggled this season for both club and country this season making a series of high profile errors.

In Van der Sar's absence Foster started a number of games for United but has been displaced from the first team by Tomasz Kuszczak. Furthermore, in recent games, 20-year-old goalkeeper Ben Amos has also taken Foster's place on the substitute's bench.

The 26 year-old England international has made four appearances for his country thus far but may have to move clubs in January if he is to make Fabio Capello’s squad for the World Cup in South Africa.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been rumoured to be looking for a long term replacement for veteran Dutch keeper Van der Sar with Schalke 04’s Manuel Neuer and Fiorentina's Sebastien Frey possible transfer targets.

Frey's agent Giovanni Branchini said: "I don't reject that Seba is on United's agenda - but the matter is closed until the end of the season.

"He has a contract until 2013 and Fiorentina don't want want to discuss the issue until May. I personally think this is logical."

Schalke 04 keeper Manuel has also been widely tipped to move to Old Trafford after the World Cup finals where he will star for Germany.

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