Fergie - No loan for Foster
Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Man Utd goalkeeper Ben Foster will not be leaving on loan in January.
Last Updated: 11/12/09 1:23pm
Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster will not be leaving the club on loan in January.
Foster has been tipped to join another Premier League club for the second half of the season in order to boost his prospects of claiming a place in England's World Cup squad.
Sunderland and Tottenham have been linked with the 26-year-old, who started the season as first choice while Edwin van der Sar was injured.
However, during Van der Sar's latest injury absence, Poland international Tomasz Kuszczak has been preferred between the posts by United boss Ferguson.
It has led to suggestions that Ferguson is prepared to let Foster go out on loan in January, but the Red Devils chief has no plans to sanction a move.
"Nothing is going to happen with Ben," said Ferguson. "He is here and this is where he stays."
Meanwhile, Van der Sar is due to return from injury in a week's time and Ferguson also expects to soon hear from the 39-year-old Dutchman regarding his future plans.
Van der Sar's contract expires at the end of the season and there have been reports that the keeper will delay retirement for one more campaign.
Ferguson added: "Edwin usually comes to us around this time and tells us what he wants to do.
"It generally comes in the form of a telephone call from his agent to (chief executive) David Gill, but we have not received it yet.
"At the moment Edwin has an injury, but it is not serious and he could be ready for next week."