Birmingham eye Italy shorty Fabrizio Miccoli to line up with giant striker Nikola Zigic

03 June 2010 02:44
Pocket rocket: Palermo's Miccoli

Birmingham City are hoping to pair their new 6ft 8in striker Nikola Zigic with 5ft 6in Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli - according to reports in Italy.

The Blues have made an initial £3.4million bid for the former Juventus striker, reports respected newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, although Palermo are holding out for more.

The Sicilian club have already lined up former Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone, who now plays for Siena, as a replacement.

But Palermo are reluctant to lose their captain, who top-scored in their Serie A campaign with 19 goals in 32 appearances as the side finished an impressive fifth to qualify for the Europa League.

Miccoli idolises another diminutive No 10 - Diego Maradona - and recently spent more than £20,000 at auction on an earing that Italian authorities seized from the Argentina legend over unpaid tax bills.

Little and large: New Birmingham striker Zigic (right) in action for Serbia against New Zealand

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Source: Daily_Mail

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