Birmingham transfer news and rumours

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

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:

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

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:

Radhi Jaidi, released

Artur Krysiak, released

Mehdi Nafti, released

Stephen Kelly, free

Krystian Pearce, loan

SPECULATION:

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.

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