CLARK RULES OUT TRANSFERS

Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he does not expect to see any departures from the club in the summer. There have been rumours that the financial situation of the club means that Birmingham will have to sell a number of high profile players like Curtis Davies after failing to secure promotion last season.

Curtis Davies has been linked with a £ 5 million move to Norwich city in order to link up with the former Birmingham city manager Chris Hughton, who recently took over at Norwich. It is expected that Hughton will be coming with a £ 5 million bid for the former Aston Villa defender to keep him at Midlands.

However, the new Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he does not expect to sell any of the top players because the club are not in a bad financial situation. Yet, Clark has admitted that he expects Curtis Davies to leave the club in the summer because that is the wish of the player. Clark has said that the interest of the owners to keep the best players at the club is quite clearly evident from the way they rejected the £ 6 million offer for Jack Butland.

“I haven’t been told by the board that Curtis has to go. Curtis hasn’t made a point to me he wants to go. I have had a face-to-face meeting with Curtis, he was very positive in the meeting, he has been very receptive to the training. As I have said all along, we are going to get rumours because there are good players here. I haven’t got a problem with that. All I can say is I haven’t been told by the board that, if a bid comes in, we have to accept it," said Clark.

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