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Alex McLeish on the hunt after failing to land Charles N'Zogbia and Moussa Dembele

30 Aug 2010 11:56:15

Alex McLeish on the hunt after failing to land Charles N'Zogbia and Moussa Dembele

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish hopes to add one more signing to his squad before the transfer window closes on Tuesday afternoon. McLeish has been left frustrated on his recent attempts to bring more players to St Andrew's after seeing moves for Moussa Dembele and Charles N'Zogbia fail to materialise. Striker Dembele opted to join Fulham instead of the Midlands outfit while Wigan forward N'Zogbia's wage demands reportedly brought an end to a potential £9million transfer for the Frenchman. Enlarge Enlarge  The ones that got away: Moussa Dembele (L) preferred a switch to Fuham while the deal for Charles N'Zogbia (R) hit a snag over wages Ben Foster, Nikola Zigic and Matt Derbyshire have been the most notable arrivals at the club this summer and McLeish, who has been linked with Spartak Moscow captain Martin Jiranek, is confident that he will be able to add one more name to the Birmingham ranks by the time the transfer window shuts. 'We are trying our best to bring people in to improve the quality of the squad,' McLeish told the club's website. On the radar: McLeish hopes to lure Martin Jiranek (L) from Spartak before the transfer window closes on Tuesday 'The near misses I've had with Dembele, N'Zogbia and others, that's unfortunate when you see how good these players are but there are other ones out there and we'll try and add somebody before 6 o'clock on Tuesday.'  Carson and Upson back for England as Capello's defensive crisis bitesSpartak skipper Jiranek offered to Birmingham after contract disputeBolton 2 Birmingham 2: Slap in the face for Blues as 10-men snatch pointBIRMINGHAM CITY FC


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