Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster is set to be caught in a crossfire between Tottneham and Arsenal, as the side look set to be relegated, according to the Daily Mail.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp sees Foster, who has been rated at £8 million, as an apt replacement for the disappointing Heurelho Gomes. At a modest fee, Redknapp reportedly feels if he sells Jermain Defoe, who has admitted to being unsatisfied with his game time at Tottenham this season, the manager would be able to purchase Foster.
This will complicate Arsenal’s pursuit of the star stopper, with Arsene Wenger believing Foster could solve his problem of a lack of back up keepers amidst Arsenal's injury crisis this season.
While Foster has said he wants to stay at Birmingham next season, the stopper admits that if a big cash offer from the likes of Arsenal or Tottenham was on the table, the deal would be out of his hands.
“I want to stay at Birmingham,” Foster said.
“But if the club agree a fee for any player, in effect it’s out of the player’s hands.
“I really hope it doesn’t come to that. I just hope we go to Tottenham and get the three points.”
And with Birmingham in danger of being relegated, and sitting just one point in front of 18th placed Blackpool and 19th placed Wigan with a game to go, Foster might find the idea of moving to a top flight club more appealing.