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Birmingham might have to sell their prized players Jack Butland and Nathan Redmond in the January transfer window if talks of a takeover bid fail to bear fruit. Current Blues president Carson Yeungâ€™s assets are frozen over accusations of money laundering in Hong Kong, and the cash strapped club are anxiously looking for some financial aid.
Birmingham are actively searching for a buyer for the club and are said to be in talks with former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini who has offered Â£25 million for the takeover. However, the Birmingham board are looking for a bid in the region of Â£40 million and unless they are able to find a new owner by January, the club will be forced to part with 18 year-old goalkeeper Butland and 19 year-old winger Redmond to ease their financial woes, reported the Mirror.
The agents of Butland and Redmond have begun searching for new clubs for their clients as Birminghamâ€™s search of a new owner appears futile. Englandâ€™s third choice keeper Butland has attracted serious interest from Everton and Southampton. Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester City could be planning a winter move for Redmond.
Birmingham had successfully fended off attention from Butland in the summer but following the financial meltdown, the Blues will be hard pressed to offload a number of stars in the coming transfer windows, with Butland and Redmond touted to be the first of the stars to leave the Championship club.
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