Bruce presses Savage on move

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Robbie Savage faces D-Day on his Birmingham City future after Everton had a £2.5m offer turned down last night.

Robbie Savage faces D-Day on his Birmingham City future after Everton had a £2.5m offer turned down last night.

The Welsh midfielder has been told to make up his mind on his next move by the manager Steve Bruce, who values him at around £3.5m and will not accept the £2.5 on offer.

Savage has to give Birmingham an answer or the offer of an improved deal for him will be withdrawn - and he may not even be in Bruce's first team. Savage has been linked with his boyhood heroes for months after two previous moves from David Moyes failed to get him.

Savage would be sold at the right price because Bruce has earmarked some of the cash for even more signings. Birmingham were prepared to renew Savage's contract, which has two years to run, but now want a commitment from him.

Tomasz Radzinski has been told he can leave Everton after an angry showdown with Moyes about the Canadian striker's criticism of the manager. He also made the mistake of advising Wayne Rooney to leave. Moyes decided to let Radzinski go now rather than make him sit and stew through the last year of his contract.

The Greece striker Angelos Charisteas, a mooted Everton target, said he will stay with the German champions Werder Bremen - but has not ruled out a move to England in the future.

His agent, Paul Koutsoliakos, said: "So far no one from England has been in touch. He will stay with Werder and play in the Champions' League, but one day I'm sure he will want to play in England."

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