Birmingham say they are not trying to revive a deal for Henrik Larsson.
The 32-year-old Sweden star, available on a free transfer after leaving Celtic, was offered a lucrative deal by Blues in January but refused to
Co-owner David Sullivan insists the club have not renewed their interest in the striker, saying: "We've always thought he'd be going to Spain.
Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce says that he will do his best to persuade Jesper Gronkjaer to sign for the club and reject a move to Spain. Blues
have agreed on a fee with Chelsea for the Denmark international, but the player has yet to agree to a switch to St Andrews.
Bruce says that he is hopeful of landing the former Ajax man but knows that there is interest from Spain.
The former Manchester United defender says that in the end it looks like it will be a straight choice for Gronkjaer between The Premiership and La
Denmark winger Jesper Gronkjaer has joined Birmingham from Chelsea for 2.2million.
Former Ajax star Gronkjaer has signed a two-year deal with a year option after turning down approaches from the Primera Liga's Sevilla.
The 26-year-old told the official Birmingham website, www.blues.co.uk: "I have been really impressed by Steve Bruce and his new structure at
Birmingham and I am really looking forward to being featured in his plans."
Steve Bruce has revealed he is finally set to sign a new five-year deal this week that will tie him to Birmingham until the summer of 2009.
Bruce only signed a five-year contract last summer, but Birmingham's owners have been keen to improve Bruce's deal amid continuing speculation that he
will one day be targeted by Newcastle and Manchester United.
Wow! For such a small club they've got a pretty good squad going this season, I think they could be the other surprise package along with Boro as
long as they can get Heskey to not fall on his a$$ every 5 seconds.
Yeah Steve Bruce has quitely been assembling a good squad together. Maybe not title contenders but they should finish top half no prob. They signed
Lazaridis to a new deal today and they got a bargain in him when they signed him from West Ham in 1999. I think he is only 31 and they gave him a new
2 year deal.
Birmingham midfielder David Dunn will find out later today if he will miss the start of the new Barclays Premiership season with a hamstring injury.
Dunn, who missed half of last season with a similar problem, faces a scan to determine if he will require further treatment.
Dunn limped off after 10 minutes of Wednesday night's 1-0 pre-season win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough but it is not yet clear if the
injury is a recurrence of last season's problem or a new injury. Manager Steve Bruce is waiting to see if he will be without the former Blackburn
player for the opening fixture of the season at Portsmouth on August 14.
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