Craig Gardner: Birmingham City interested in signing West Brom midfielder

Craig Gardner
Craig Gardner has not started in a league game for West Brom since their 2-1 defeat by Everton on 20 August

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has confirmed Birmingham City's interest in re-signing Craig Gardner.

Gardner played 52 times for Blues between January 2010 and June 2011 after signing from Aston Villa for £3m.

The 30-year-old midfielder has featured in 85 games for Albion since joining from Sunderland in 2014.

"If there's a deal struck and it suits both clubs, we'll let Craig go," Pulis said. "If not, I won't be kicking him out of the door. He's a great lad."

Meanwhile, Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola has also said he would like to sign Slovenia international midfielder Rene Krhin, 26, who is currently with Spanish club Granada.

"We're going to keep working on them over the weekend," Zola told BBC Sport. "We will see what we can do. The weekend will be decisive."

Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako, 28, is unlikely to be moving to St Andrew's, BBC WM having reported that the Eagles have rejected an offer of £4m.

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