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The Daily Mail are reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes have agreed a fee of £1m for the transfer of goalkeeper Tim Howard in the summer.


Howard is very keen on making the switch permanent and see's no future at Manchester United what with the signing of Tomasz Kuszczak and the emergence of Ben Foster

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ir Alex Ferguson says Tim Howard could still have a future at Old Trafford.


The American goalkeeper, 27, is on a season-long loan at Everton but his improved form has prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to consider bringing him back.


"Tim has been doing really well at Everton, which is what we hoped for," said Ferguson, who signed Howard on a contract until 2009.


"David Moyes is delighted with Tim. But it is certainly a possibility he could come back to us, no question."


A series of high-profile mistakes, the most costly of which led to a Champions League exit at the hands of Jose Mourinho's Porto in 2004, saw Howard fall out of favour with Ferguson.


He spent most of last season on the bench as cover for Edwin van der Sar, but this term that role has been filled by new signing Tomasz Kuszczak.


Howard has, however, flourished at Goodison Park, where he has started every Premiership match this season.


"The potential has always been there because he has great elasticity, he is brave, has a good spring and is an excellent distributor of the ball," said Ferguson.


"All he needed was the experience, and now he is getting it."


Despite Howard's progress, Everton boss Moyes has revealed he has not yet discussed the prospect of making the American's move permanent.

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For 1 million we should pay up now, cant see that being true to be honest unless Howard is out of contract next season or sumat?

No way unless his contract is nearly up..another thing crossed my mind over Howard the mancs have played a good un here when you think about it,they get out on loan so he can up his games ratio for when he applies for his work permit..justa thought

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You have to keep renewing your work permit though dont you?

True..and howard had to get personal refenrances from USA managers/internationals just to get the permit in the first place as he hadnt played the required 75% of USA games.

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to be honest i dont think any price is enough, i knew EFC is a business, so the chance of huge profit has to be considered. but whats the cost of losing your most important player. if we get £20m for him would we be able to bring in a player for £20m? we wouldnt beable to attract better players if you are selling your better players, and then there is the issue of holding onto the other quality players

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