Redmond to remain with Birmingham but champions City wait in wings
11:43 GMT, 24 January 2013
12:02 GMT, 24 January 2013
Birmingham's Nathan Redmond is set to stay at the Championship club until the end of the season despite their financial troubles.
Manchester City have first refusal on the highly-rated 18-year-old winger but are in no rush to make an offer.
The Premier League champions agreed the deal when Joe Hart was loaned to St Andrew's for the 2009-10 season.
Staying put: Nathan Redmond (left) will not leave Birmingham this month
Redmond has impressed for the Midlands club in recent seasons having been on their books since he was spotted as an eight-year-old.
He has represented England at Under 16, 17, 18 and 19 level and has made 27 appearances for his club this season.
Redmond has less than 18 months left on his contract and West Ham Liverpool and Tottenham are all interested but must wait until City show their hand.
Off: Jack Butland (right) looks set to leave Birmingham for the Premier League
Cash-strapped Birmingham, who are struggling to pay their bills, are however expected to offload England goalkeeper Jack Butland in January.
The owners have made it a condition of the sale
that around half of the 6million fee they are demanding is made as a
coffers are due to be swelled by around 500,000 when Chris Burke makes a
switch to Nottingham Forest in the next few days but it is Butland's
sale that will enable Lee Clark's club to pay their way until the
summer, surviving the threat of administration.