United close on Kuszczak
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Man United are nearing a deal for West Brom's Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Manchester United are nearing a deal for West Bromwich Albion's Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
The Red Devils have been pursuing the international shot-stopper for some time already this summer and have already had two bids rejected by West Brom.
Hawthorns boss Bryan Robson had been holding out for a deal to secure United starlet Giuseppe Rossi on loan in return, but conceded defeat on that front on Monday.
With Kuszczak left out of The Baggies' line-up for the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Tuesday night, a move to Old Trafford now looks inevitable.
The deal should free youngster Ben Foster, who stared in United's 4-1 friendly win at Oxford United on Tuesday, to return to Watford for the season.
With American goalkeeper Tim Howard already out on loan for the season at Everton, it seems Kuszczak will come in to challenge Edwin Van der Sar for the number one jersey, and potentially take up the mantle in his long-term future.