McLeish could return for duo

11 January 2008 08:44
Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish is considering fresh bids for Everton's James McFadden and David Murphy of Hibs despite seeing initial approaches knocked back. The Blues boss is keen to sign the Scotland striker from the Merseyside club plus the highly-rated left-back from the Edinburgh side. However, he has seen initial bids rebuffed by both Everton and Hibernian but is considering whether to up his offers as he looks to mark his mark on a squad inherited in November. McLeish has also been linked with a move for out-of-favour Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras in the transfer window. "I can confirm we have had bids rejected. Will I go back in for McFadden and Murphy? We will have a think about things," he said. "I am in daily discussion with the two Davids (co-owners Sullivan and Gold) and (chief executive) Karren Brady. We will certainly try and do something. "But I don't want to bring anyone in just to fill up the numbers in the squad. "I could do that and then I would regret it further down the line. "I want to bring in players I feel I can move forward with."

Source: ESA