Birmingham may be forced to sell Jack Butland
Saturday 29 December 2012
Birmingham may be forced to sell Jack Butland in January to keep the club out of administration.
The 19-year-old England goalkeeper is wanted by several teams and Liverpool are understood to have already held talks.
Blues rejected a £6m bid from Southampton for Butland in the summer, but acting chairman Peter Pannu has admitted the cash-strapped club may not be able to resist such temptations next month.
"Give me a £15m offer for Jack Butland, can I say no?" said Pannu. "I have rejected £6m from Southampton (in the summer) but I rejected it when finances were OK. I might not be able to reject it if I get something similar.
"I do have a responsibility to keep the club running."
Nikola Zigic, 32, is another high earner who could leave – his £50,000 plus-a-week wages are also a threat to the Blues' finances.
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