Forssell makes £3m move to Birmingham

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Birmingham City yesterday confirmed the £3m signing of Finnish striker Mikael Forssell from Chelsea.

Birmingham City yesterday confirmed the £3m signing of Finnish striker Mikael Forssell from Chelsea.

It is the third time Forssell has agreed to join Birmingham, but this deal is on a permanent basis.

Forssell signed a three-year contract after passing a medical, which had appeared to be the only potential stumbling block to the move after his 2004-05 season was ruined by injury.

Birmingham's manager Steve Bruce brought the striker to St Andrew's on a season-long loan in 2003, and then secured a 12-month extension after that proved a success.

Forssell required knee surgery last autumn which brought an abrupt halt to his time in the Midlands, but he returned to action for the Premiership champions Chelsea before the end of the season.

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