Date:Monday June 11 2007
The expected announcement from the Stock Exchange came this morning after Sunday's furious speculation about the possibility of a foreign takeover at St Andrew's.
However, even if this bid is pursued at all decent haste and there are no unexpected setbacks, it seems unlikely that any change in ownership will occur before the end of the transfer window in August.
Steve Bruce has been told to continue hunting for targets to prepare the team for their second attack on the Premiership.
Strikers are clearly on Bruce's mind and a number of names have come to the fore in the last few days.
There is no further news about the bid for Mido, although it is thought that Spurs' demands of £4-5m put him slightly out of reach.
Marlon Harewood is commanding a similar price. The West Ham striker boasts a better attitude but does not have the sheer skill of the Egyptian.
Fenerbahce striker Tuncay's name has also been mentioned in the gossip columns but may prefer a move to Olympiakos instead.
Out-of-favour Evertonian James Beattie has also been mentioned as a possible candidate for a move to Birmingham, much to the horror of some fans.
Beattie has completely lost his way since moving to Goodison Park, making few appearances, scoring seldom and appearing out of form and condition.
Away from the strikeforce, enquiries about Arsenal's young defender Djourou are still ongoing and a £2m offer for Paul Konchesky is still on the table.
Like most other newly-promoted teams, Birmingham are going to find it difficult to attract the players who are prepared to take the risk with a team that might have to fight against relegation.
This, added to the uncertainty about the club's ownership in the near future must be making for an uncomfortable atmosphere at St Andrew's at the moment.
Preview: Birmingham v Charlton (Saturday April 25 2015)
Blues in Late Win (Thursday April 23 2015)
Birmingham Away at Reading (Wednesday April 22 2015)
Watford Host Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)
Birmingham Prepare for Blackburn Visit (Tuesday April 14 2015)
Birmingham City 2-1 Wolves (Sunday April 12 2015)
Blues Debutante Dazzles Wolves (Sunday April 12 2015)
Blues Good for Their Wolves Win (Sunday April 12 2015)
Wolves Pose Tough Test (Friday April 10 2015)
Bournemouth 4-2 Birmingham City (Tuesday April 7 2015)
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