Fulham’s Paul Konchesky has been earmarked by Alex McLeish as the solution to Birmingham’s problem left-back area according to the Daily Mirror. McLeish has struggled to find a player to fill the position permanently; Gregory Vignal and Liam Ridgewell have both had to fill in during recent games. Despite this, Birmingham are on a very good run, unbeaten in the last six league games and winning the last three. Their pre-season target of avoiding relegation is still on track and they are keen on improving the squad in January to help consolidate their position in the league.
With Carson Yeung’s financial backing, McLeish is expected to make significant moves in the transfer window but Konchesky is believed to be available for around £750,000. Fulham do not want to lose the former England left-back but he is out of contract in the summer and if a bid comes in during January they may look to cash in. Konchesky has not expressed a desire to leave the club and has spent his entire career in London. However at the age of 28, he may feel the time is right for a new challenge in the Midlands.
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