West Brom in talks with Ben Foster

West Brom are in talks with goalkeeper Ben Foster over a move to The Hawthorns the Daily Mail understands.

Boss Roy Hodgson is keen to bring a new first choice goalkeeper after selling the error prone Scott Carson to Turkish side Bursaspor.

Foster is available after Birmingham’s relegation with the club eager to get him off the wage bill at St Andrews ahead of the new season.

A move across the Midlands would suit the 28-year-old keeper, who made himself unavailable for England duty last year, with a number of Premier League clubs chasing him.

Speaking about the player Hodgson said: “I am aware of our interest in Ben Foster but I am not aware of how far down the line we are with our negotiations with Birmingham, so I can’t make any comments on that.

“But Ben Foster is a goalkeeper who interests us and, if we can get him to West Bromwich Albion on loan or on a permanent deal, that would be something we would be very happy about.”

It would be a real coup if Hodgson can bring the former Manchester United and Watford keeper to the Black Country club.

He received numerous plaudits for his performances last season despite Birmingham dropping into the Championship.

Securing Forsters signature would also provide the Baggies boss with a keeper bursting at the seams with International and Champions League experience.