Birmingham re-open Larsson talks

04 September 2010 01:16
irmingham have re-opened contract talks with Sebastian Larsson as they bid to avoid losing the midfielder on a free transfer.[LNB] Larsson has been involved in negotiations which first opened two years ago following their relegation from the Premier League.[LNB]The Sweden international could not make his mind up on his future even after City returned to the top flight.[LNB]As a result Blues took up a 12-month option on his current contract which will run out next summer.[LNB]If the two sides cannot reach an agreement, then Larsson will be free to talk to interested parties in January and possibly sign a pre-contract agreement.[LNB]The 25-year-old's representatives met with Birmingham's acting chairman Peter Pannu on Thursday.[LNB]The former Arsenal player has said on several occasions in the past that he would prefer to remain at St Andrew's.[LNB]Meanwhile, City remain confident manager Alex McLeish will finally put pen paper on a new deal sooner rather than later.[LNB]Pannu was at pains to point out yesterday that his remark in an interview that McLeish was "no Mourinho" had not caused a rift between the pair.

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