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Birmingham City Set to Lure Portsmouth Veteran David James to St Andrews’

St Andrews’ boss lines up move for England international.

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David James Portsmouth FA Cup Semi Final 2009/10

DAVID JAMES is set to be invited to carry on as a Premier League player.
Birmingham have already made inquiries about signing the England keeper for next season.

And that means James would replace the young gun who is his main challenger to the No 1 jersey at the World Cup.

Joe Hart returns to Manchester City next week after his loan season at St Andrew’s.

Brum boss Alex McLeish is chasing Manchester United’s Ben Foster on another temporary deal – as revealed exclusively by SunSport last week.

But Big Eck has also thrown his hat into the ring for James’ signature.

James, 40 in August, makes his final appearance for Portsmouth at the FA Cup final and is then available on a free. He is still in demand – Stoke tried to sign him in January. (The Sun)

Alex McLeish is rapidly looking at alternatives to Joe Hart and the latest appears to be David James, who swiftly followed Ben Foster in the list of potential Birmingham City targets. Portsmouth may well lose a number of players in the summer and the England keeper has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Fratton Park and I am pretty sure he will leave the club before their Championship campaign begins.

The St Andrews’ side have had an amazing season and the on loan Man City keeper has been a great part of the club’s solid defensive displays and clearly McLeish is keen on bringing in someone to do as good a job at Hart and whilst James will clearly be a shorter term solution he still has a season or two in the tank and is well worth bringing in.

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