"If they are not careful, we won't have a club in Birmingham and the ground will be shut down," Sullivan said.
The Wimbledon manager, Joe Kinnear, yesterday insisted he wants to keep Dean Holdsworth even though the pounds 5m-rated striker is still on the transfer list, and has once again been linked with Everton. The Leicester City striker, Mark Robins, has put in a transfer request.
The elimination of the holders, Bayern Munich, from the Uefa Cup last night is bound to increase speculation that their former Spurs striker, Jurgen Klinsmann, is poised for a return to English football. Klinsmann missed a penalty in the 1-0 defeat of Valencia, a result that left the Spanish team 3-1 aggregate winners.