Birmingham set to miss out on Metalist Kharkiv striker Marko Devic

13 December 2010 11:56
Let me out of here: Marko Devic (right) of Metalist will stay until June to get a move to Kiev[LNB]Ukraine striker Marko Devic is under pressure to snub Birmingham's advances and hold out for a Bosman free transfer to Dynamo Kiev.[LNB]The 27-year-old is Metalist Kharkiv's top scorer with 11 goals in 20 games this season as his side put pressure on underachieving Dynamo for a place in the Champions League.[LNB]Devic's exploits have caught the eye of Birmingham, among other European sides, as Alex McLeish looks to improve a return of just 17 goals in 17 Barclays Premier League games this season. [LNB]Metalist have offered him an extension to the contract that runs down in June, but Dynamo are willing to double his wages to £16,000 a week if he holds out to the end of the season.[LNB]Devic was born in Belgrade but took Ukrainian citizenship in 2008 and has recently become a regular in his adopted national side.[LNB] Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov sets sights on Birmingham derby comeback from injury Now for the Baggies! Wolves hero Hunt targets win over West BromwichWolverhampton 1 Birmingham 0: Hunt strikes to relieve pressure on McCarthyPardew suffers first Newcastle defeat in bid to raid Birmingham for No 2 GrantFulham 1 Birmingham City 1: Johnson for England? Roger that, says McLeishBIRMINGHAM CITY FC

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