LEEDS MOVE ON WARD Forest keeper Darren Ward could be on his way to Leeds United. And Reds manager Joe Kinnear could use the money from the deal - believed to be in the region of £400,000 - in a renewed bid for Everton midfielder Leon Osman. It is understood Ward is set to leave the City Ground after finding himself behind new signing Paul Gerrard. And the Elland Road club are still looking for a keeper after Paul Robinson left for Spurs. United boss Kevin Blackwell has his sights on Welsh international Ward - having failed in a bid to sign Gerrard. He was due to meet his board today to discuss funds and the deal could hinge on the result. It is thought talks took place between the two clubs before Forest left for their pre-season tour to the United States. Ward, who was David Platt's last signing as Forest manager in 2001, had a back operation over the summer. The former Notts and Mansfield keeper missed the end of the season after being injured against Gillingham in February. Barry Roche deputised until Gerrard was brought in from Goodison Park on a loan deal on transfer deadline day. Gerrard played eight games and was never on the losing side. Gerrard has started both Forest's main games in the States against DC United and Richmond Kickers, with Ward on the bench. Kinnear now has three senior keepers at his disposal after Roche signed a new contract in the summer. But he is looking to boost the central midfield following the departure of Gareth Williams to Leicester. He used Andy Reid there against DC United, alongside Paul Evans. Forest have already failed with a £400,000 bid for Osman but any cash from the Ward sale would strengthen Kinnear's hand, with Everton facing financial problems. Forest end their tour with a game at Virginia Beach Mariners tonight. If the money means another fresh bid for Osman. I'd be happy to see Ward go.