McLeish would listen to Yeung transfers suggestions
Alex McLeish insists he will "not dismiss out of hand" any possible signings put forward to him by Birmingham owner Carson Yeung and the board.
McLeish is looking to concentrate on a list of four to five players he feels can enhance the Blues squad this summer.
And he dismissed as "ridiculous" reports that he is locked in a battle for control of playing affairs with Yeung and his back-up staff.
The former Scotland boss said: "There have been big headlines about control which have been ridiculous. The relationship I've got with Carson and the board is terrific.
"If they recommend players to me, I'm not going to dismiss them out of hand. I'm going to do due diligence on these players.
"I have to see if they can improve this club but I do get thousands of players thrust at me every week.
"If we can stick to a list of four or five players, with some back-up along the way, it is better than going through all these names and travelling all over the world to see what these guys can do.
"DVDS can help and (football vice-chairman) Sammy Yu can help by saying 'this player will definitely enhance your squad' and that is the kind of feedback I am looking for."
McLeish also confirmed he is willing to offer a new contract to veteran keeper Maik Taylor who has been number two to on-loan Joe Hart this season.
He said: "We haven't sat down to speak yet but I don't see any reason why not. Maik is at a cracking level of fitness for a man of his age.
"He is a dedicated professional and we will still need three keepers. I don't see any reason why we can't agree something with Maik Taylor for another year."
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