<p><strong>Jack Butland</strong></p>
<p>There has been much talk about the 19-year old Birmingham shot stopper Jack Butland, with Manchester City and Tottenham also hot on his heels. Joe Hart has been singing this youngster’s praises recently which perhaps helped his selection for the England squad for the Euros. With Arsene Wenger likely to lose both Lucas Fabianski and Manuel Almunia, he is on the look out this summer for an understudy to number one Wojciech Szczesny. Birmingham are in financial trouble and are likely to cash in on one of their prized assets should the right offer come in.</p>

Birmingham quiet over reports of £6m Southampton bid for Jack Butland

Birmingham have refused to comment on reports they have turned down a £6million bid from Southampton for teenage goalkeeper Jack Butland.

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Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (Blackpool win 3-2 on aggregate)

The Birmingham manager, Chris Hughton dismissed talk of him filling the vacancy at West Bromwich as 'non-facts'

Peter Ramage out to be Birmingham hero again

It was the 59th minute of a game that had not yet lived up to its billing. Blackpool had taken a fortuitous lead on the stroke of half-time and came out all guns blazing; Matt Phillips beating left-back David Murphy before pulling the ball back to Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Six yards out, the striker had the goal at his mercy and half of Bloomfield Road was already celebrating. But Peter Ramage threw himself in front of the shot and saved a second goal. In moments like that, in play-off games, resolute defending can book a ticket to Wembley.

Built his reputation with Charlton over more than a decade in the top flight and also had a spell in charge at West Ham but been out of management in recent seasons. Has said he will talk to Wolves boss Steve Morgan if he gets the call.

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West Brom are already searching for Roy Hodgson's successor even though England's new head coach will remain in charge for the final two games of the domestic season.

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Birmingham hope to cash in on chaos in replay

In any other week, the towering event for Chelsea would be tonight's FA Cup replay at Birmingham City. The prize is a home quarter-final against Leicester City – and a good shot at a Wembley semi-final.

Birmingham's Chris Hughton will be pleased with his two loan signings

Birmingham strengthen squad for promotion bid

Birmingham City have bolstered their Championship promotion push with the twin signings of Peter Ramage and Caleb Folan. Versatile 28-year-old defender Ramage has joined on loan from Queen's Park Rangers until the end of the season, having spent the first half of the campaign with Crystal Palace, making 23 appearances.

Championship round-up: Fahey's fierce drive keeps Birmingham motoring

Birmingham City moved into third place in the Championship last night with a 3-1 win at Barnsley, while Middlesbrough moved into the top six by beating struggling Millwall 3-1 at the New Den.

Lee Martin enjoys scoring for Ipswich last night

Jewell risks trouble with 'man' rant

Birmingham City 2 Ipswich Town 1

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