Manchester City are moving for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

The Daily Mail says City are ready to make their move for Friedel after being alerted to a £2.5million proposal from Aston Villa.

Martin O'Neill will bid for Blackburn Rovers keeper Friedel, confident he can land him - but that will trigger a reaction from City where manager Mark Hughes is a big fan.

O'Neill's trump card could be American owner Randy Lerner who is also an admirer of his compatriot.