Old Trafford boss ready to cut his losses with England keeper.
Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster is expected to complete a move to Birmingham on Tuesday.
A fee, believed to be between £4m and £6m was agreed between the two clubs last week and Foster is expected in the Midlands for a medical.
Foster, 27, has only played one Premier League game since October after falling behind Edwin van der Sar and Tomasz Kuszczak in the United pecking order.
He is also out of the England reckoning so will miss this summer’s World Cup.
Birmingham are seeking a new goalkeeper because Joe Hart, who had been on loan at Blues for the 2009/10 campaign, has returned to Manchester City.
Foster, who joined United from Stoke in 2005, signed an improved four-year contract at Old Trafford in July 2009.
He started the season as United’s number one but high-profile errors against Chelsea in the Community Shield, against Manchester City in the derby match and in the game with Sunderland led to reports of a fall-out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Foster wore the England number one shirt as recently as November, against Brazil, but was dropped from the squad for the friendly against Egypt in March. (BBC Sport)
This move has been on the cards for some time now and if completed its a deal that seems to suit all parties. Birmingham City have tried to persuade Man City to loan them Joe Hart for another season and even considered making a move to sign the England international on a permanent basis, but without any luck.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson looks like he has run out of patience with Ben Foster after a series of high profile blunders and it seems that the 27 year old keeper isn’t going to want to waste away on the Old Trafford bench so a move to a club that will give him an extended run in their first team can only be a good thing as Foster tries to regain his spot in the national team set-up.