Birmingham linked with five players, Tottenham linked with a horse

Chris Wright

19th, January 2010


By Chris Wright

Today’s batch of hot tasty rumours have a distinctive Black Country flavour. Here’s Tuesday’s round up:


Ryan had taken to wearing body armour whilst out and about in Liverpool

Rumours No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: Birmingham City are probably regretting revealing their transfer budget to all and sundry in December as not a day goes by when they’re not linked with someone or other. They’ve only been linked with a meagre five players today, starting with…

Ryan Babel, whose name has surfaced yet again with the news that The Blues are to make another bid (their previous £10 million offer was refused) for the Liverpool winger. The fresh bid is said to be somewhere in the £12 million region.

Brum have also been told by Celtic that Aiden McGeady is available ‘if the price is right’. After already turning down a £14 million fee, who knows what the right price may be?

Dinamo Zagreb’s Milan Jovanovic , FC Moscow’s Maxi Lopez and Ulsan Tigers’  Yeom Ki-Hoon are all also said to be being tracked by Alex McLeish.


Ruud loved his smart new hat

Rumour No. 6: Tottenham are in talks to bring Real Madrid’s equine goal machine Ruud Van Nistelrooy back to the Premier League. The Dutch striker has been linked with loan moves aplenty (including Liverpool and Stoke) during January but Harry Redknapp expects to be able to sign the forward permanently on a free transfer.

Van Nistelrooy will fly to London today to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical at

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