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Blues attempt to prise Jones away from Bruce

Kenwyne JonesBirmingham City are interested in bringing Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones to the Midlands according to The Sun. The 25-year-old Trinidad & Tobago striker is the subject of a £10million bid from the Blues.

Alex McLeish has a substantial amount of money to spend this January and has not been shy in making bids. He has already had an £8million bid for Liverpool’s Ryan Babel turned down and he has now turned his attention to Jones. Birmingham have struggled for goals this season, despite their impressive form they have only notched 20 times in as many games and McLeish is looking to make team a more potent outfit.

His strikers have not been delivering the goods and Jones who has already got 6 goals this year is seen as the answer.

Jones has previously been the subject of interest from Liverpool but that move is no longer likely given the Merseyside club’s lack of funds. Tottenham are thought to be interested and may offer David Bentley as part of the deal. But for Harry Redknapp to do a deal he must first offload Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko; this is proving a difficult task given the lack of suitors and the fact that Spurs are hoping to recoup what they spent on the lanky Russian.

McLeish is hopeful that a deal for Jones could be done but Sunderland are not keen on letting the striker go. He has linked up well with Darren Bent at times and Bruce still has hopes that they could form a deadly partnership in the long-term.

[Is there any substance to this and should this rumour Fly or Die?]

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