LINDEGAARD MIGHT LEAVE WEST BROM

Anders Lindegaard could be on his way out of the club this summer despite having a year left on his contract with the Baggies.

West Bromwich Albion feel Anders Lindegaard is surplus to requirement at The Hawthorns and with Ben Foster returning from his long term knee injury, the club is likely to offload the goal stopper this summer.

Lindegaard spent the second half of last season on loan at North End and is reported to be keen on joining the Lilywhites this summer.

The Simon Grayson led team are willing to take the 32-year old player but they cannot afford his twenty thousand Pounds weekly wage.

Lindegaard is refusing a pay cut though, as he wouldn’t be able to spend as much as he does currently on the best selection of Australian pokies, and The Baggies won’t budge.

On the other hand, Aston Villa coach Roberto Di Matteo, who guided the team to promotion back to top flight football in the 2009/2010 season and tasked with replicating same at Villa, is reported to be looking at signing an experienced shot-stopper into the club, with the future of American Brad Guzan in doubt.

West Brom are ready to offload the former Manchester United keeper and have offered Preston a sum to help with the wage of Lindegaard for next season. They now await a response from Preston if they will agree to keep the keeper but they are open to offers from anywhere for the player. Lindegaard played 14 championship matches, keeping two clean sheets.

Grayson used up to five goalkeepers last season and have already signed 25-year old Chris Maxell on a free from Fleetwood Town and want just one person between the sticks to make up two permanent goal keepers fighting for the number one jersey next season. Lindegaard joined West Brom last summer on a two-year deal to cover for Boaz Myhill since Foster was out injured.