Bruce keen on Konchesky

11 July 2007 08:11
Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce has revealed his interest in signing West Ham United defender Paul Konchesky. The Blues have tabled a bid believed to be in the region of £2million for the 26-year-old full-back, but Bruce has admitted his valuation is currently some distance from that of the Hammers. Konchesky, who was sold by now West Ham boss Alan Curbishley when he was in charge at Charlton Athletic, has made one international appearances for England four years ago. "It is not for me to talk about players but, yes, Paul Konchesky is someone we are looking at," admitted Bruce. "We put a bid in about three weeks ago and that hasn't changed. It is fair to say our valuations are a bit apart at the moment." Meanwhile, Bruce has suggested his summer strengthening programme is far from over despite adding seven new players to his ranks since winning promotion back to the Premier League. "I'd like to bring in a bit of experience. We are after someone at the moment, a big name, so we will see what happens," he continued. "I've got to be creative. I've got money to spend but not vast sums so that's why I am wheeling and dealing."

Source: ESA