Tottenham scrambling to close deal for Man Utd keeper Foster

Tottenham are making a desperate bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Tottenham are making a desperate bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster.

The News of the World says Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy spent yesterday locked in talks with United chief executive David Gill about a move for Foster.

The Red Devils' third-choice keeper has been told he can leave Old Trafford and Spurs were offering to take him on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Gill wants straight cash for Foster, who has failed to establish himself as the successor to United No 1 Edwin van der Sar.

Foster is pushing for the move and the two clubs will continue their talks today.

United want around £5m but Spurs are concerned about the 26-year-old's record of injury problems.