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."
Latest in Sport
Manchester United can learn lessons from the transfer template of rivals Manchester City
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea top the list of the Premier League's most expensive squads
Pavement The Forum, London
David De Gea, Peter Odemwingie and the 18 weirdest transfer deadline day stories
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners fans plan protest at the Emirates Stadium because of lack of transfer activity...no-one turns up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up