Blues boss misses out on Tuncay

27 August 2009 03:33
Prospective new Blues owner Carson Yeung was ready to provide the cash for a such a move after promising Blues boss Alex McLeish £5million to spend before the transfer window closes on September 1.[LNB]But Stock Market rules in Yeung's native Hong Kong prevent such action and so dreams of bringing in the Turkish international had to be abandoned.[LNB]But McLeish will strive to complete the signing of Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel by Tuesday's deadline even without Yeung's cash injection.[LNB]McLeish said: "In terms of the offer of money (from Yeung), I don't know whether the rules will allow it to happen. I would certainly put it to good use if I could spend it. It would be very welcome.[LNB]"But I'm not sure whether the rules which govern such matters will make that a possibility. It would certainly have been good in helping to tidy up the Michel transfer.[LNB]"We are still working on that deal and, if he comes here, it will be a much needed boost to the squad.[LNB]"The stumbling block is in terms of the payments, and the way they are made, and we hope to find a solution in the next couple of days."[LNB]McLeish insists he will not be able to meet Yeung or any of his representatives until the takeover is completed in the next few weeks.[LNB]He is concentrating on getting the best out of his current squad ahead of Saturday's clash with Premier League leaders Tottenham at White Hart Lane.[LNB]The former Scotland boss said: "I am not at liberty to meet any representatives (of Yeung) until they take over the club. In any case what is the point? It might not happen.[LNB]"Once Karren Brady (managing director) and David Gold (chairman) give me the go ahead to do that, then it will happen.[LNB]"It is out of my control. It is not something that keeps me awake at night. I am concentrating on keeping the Birmingham fans happy and getting the best out of the players at my disposal.[LNB]"I don't know what the timescale is for the takeover, if and when it happens. It is not something that concerns me."[LNB]Lee Bowyer has recovered from a knock suffered against Southampton in the Carling Cup win and the midfielder believes he is getting up to speed after missing the start of the campaign through suspension.[LNB]Bowyer said: "I didn't get in as many minutes as I would have liked pre-season because the manager understandably was playing the team which would start the season.[LNB]"But I felt I did alright during the hour I had against Stoke last weekend and I did better at Southampton. The 90 minutes there will put me in good stead for the weekend and the forthcoming games."[LNB]Left-back Gregory Vignal is moving close to fitness after missing the last two games with a hip problem and could be in contention for Saturday's meeting with Spurs.[LNB][LNB] Transfer Specials. Click here to bet.  

Source: Team_Talk