Manager Alex McLeish is looking to offer the American goalkeeper, who has made one league appearance in his three years at Villa Park, in order to get the Blues' shot-stopper
For all the latest reports and transfer rumours, visit our dedicated section here.Aston Villa are willing to offer Birmingham City Brad Guzan and cash in return for target Ben Foster, as Alex McLeish looks to bolster his squad from their rivals and former employers.
According to The Mirror, the Villa Park boss is hoping the addition of the American goalkeeper to the deal will allow him to sign the 28-year-old from the club’s local rivals.
McLeish was hired at the club after resigning as manager of St Andrews earlier this month and is believed to be extremely keen on the Blues’ first-choice shot-stopper.
He signed the England-capped player from Manchester United last summer when in charge at Birmingham for an estimated £6 million.
The 52-year-old is also reportedly keen on goalkeeper Matt Gilks, who is a free agent after being released by Blackpool.
Brad Friedel was the club’s regular keeper for the past three years but quit for Tottenham after the 2010-11 season came to an end, and his contract expired.
Guzan joined Villa Park in July 2008 but has only made one appearance in the league since his arrival from MLS side Chivas.
He went out on loan to Hull City on two occasions last season, making 16 appearances at the club.