BIRMINGHAM could be forced to offload England under-19 international winger Nathan Redmond to a Premier League club this summer.
Scouts from the top flight have been flocking to St Andrews this season to watch some of Lee Clark’s highly-rated side in action.
And the star attraction has been the 19-year-old with Norwich City and Fulham leading the chase.
West Midlands rivals West Brom could also be interested in Redmond, who made his first team debut at the age of 16.
While Watford could also be interested but that would be dependent upon them winning promotion to the top flight.
The Blues have already offloaded England international Jack Butland to Stoke City for £3.5m in a bid to raise funds.
They are still facing an uncertain future and could be forced to sell another one of their highly rated stars to keep the cash flow going through the summer months.
Birmingham owner Carson Yeung is due to stand trial on money laundering charges in Hong Kong and selling Redmond looks likely.
Clark is keen to hang onto the highly rated star but Redmond is coming into the last 12 months of his contract and they won’t want to risk going to a tribunal. HUDDERSFIELD have been north of the border checking out highly-rated midfielder Lawrence Shankland.
Scotland under18 international Shankland has scored 13 goals for Queens Park this season. CARDIFF are planning to go on a major spending spree after winning promotion back to the top flight.
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay will be handed a treasure chest to try and keep the newly promoted club in the top flight.
Former Liverpool and Holland striker Dirk Kuyt is one of the players who has been attracting the interest of Cardiff.
The 32-year-old is playing in Turkey for Fenerbahce and will take some convincing to return to the Premier League.
Another player that Mackay is interested in is West Ham United’s midfielder Gary O’Neil.
The Hammers are believed to be looking at a clear out of players this summer and O’Neil could be surplus to requirements in the East End.