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EX-CELT IN £5m MOVE BID

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FORMER Celtic keeper David Marshall is being lined up for a £5million move to West Brom.
Hawthorns boss Tony Pulis is keen on the Scotland shotstopper and views the Cardiff City No.1 as the ideal replacement for Ben Foster.
The England international is not expected to return from a cruciate knee ligament injury until at least October and that leaves Boaz Myhill and youngster Jack Rose as the Midland outfit’s only goalkeeping options.
Marshall, who started his career at Parkhead during Martin O’Neill’s reign in 2002, was sold by Gordon Strachan for £750,000 five years later to Norwich City after an initial loan period at Carrow Road.
The shotstopper conceded nine goals in Strachan’s first two games in charge of the Hoops, losing 5-0 in Europe against Artmedia Bratislava and then drawing 4-4 with Motherwell in the opening league match of the 2005/06 season.
That opened the door for newly-signed Polish ace Artur Boruc who kept the position for five years before moving to Fiorentina.
Marshall, 30, who joined Cardiff in 2009, has made 237 appearances and still has three years left on his contract at the Championship side.
Liverpool have also been monitoring his situation, but Baggies boss Pulis hopes a cash offer of £5million will persuade the Welsh side to allow the Scot to return to the top flight.

 
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