Birmingham transfer news and rumours

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All the latest transfer news and speculation from Birmingham football club.


Teemu Tainio, loan

Lee Bowyer, free

Barry Ferguson, undisclosed

Christian Benitez, undisclosed

Scott Dann, undisclosed

Giovanny Espinoza, undisclosed

Joe Hart, loan

James O'Shea, undisclosed

Roger Johnson, £5m


Radhi Jaidi, released

Artur Krysiak, released

Mehdi Nafti, released

Stephen Kelly, free

Krystian Pearce, loan


1 September: Birmingham City have signed Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio on loan until the end of the season.

1 September: Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has admitted defeat in his bid to sign Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel in a £2.5million deal before the transfer window closes.

26 August: Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has not drawn up a transfer hit list despite Carson Yeung's promise of £5m before next week's deadline.

20 August: The Birmingham City manager, Alex McLeish, has admitted the capture of Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel will end his summer spending – if the deal goes through.

19 August: Birmingham City hope to complete the £3m signing of the Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel.

17 August: The Birmingham City midfielder Sebastian Larsson has started negotiations to sign a new contract at St Andrew's.

2 August: Birmingham hope to find out in the next 48 hours whether Arsenal will allow them to sign defender Armand Traore on loan.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

17 July: Birmingham have signed Barry Ferguson from Rangers for an undisclosed fee in the region of £1.2m.

8 July: Birmingham have completed the signing of former West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer on a two-year contract. Bowyer became out of contract at Upton Park on July 1 and has made the switch to St Andrews after an impressive loan spell during the second half of last season.

8 July: The Ecuador striker Christian Benitez completed his move to Birmingham City yesterday for a fee which could rise to £7.8m.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.