McLeish upbeat on arrivals

29 January 2008 09:07
Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has not given up hope of bringing several players to St Andrew's before the transfer window closes on Thursday. The former Scotland manager is keen to sign Aston Villa defender Gary Cahill and, although the 22-year-old now looks set to move to Bolton Wanderers, McLeish has not given up hope just yet. "We're still working on a couple of things," said McLeish. "Again we'll just have to wait and see. "Cahill is a player we admire and we'd like to take him here as well. "We've ruled ourselves in on anything that's happening, although I'm not sure where it is in the whole business just now. "We've been in touch with his agent and Martin O'Neill so we'll just have to see if it can be done. "A deal for Dulee Johnson isn't dead and there are possibilities but we are running out of time and, at the end of the day, if I don't get anybody else in we'll carry on with the guys that have done so well here. "I've looked at Michael Ciani and we'll take another look. "I don't see me doing anything before the transfer window, but it could be a longer term thing. "Talk of Peter Lovenkrands coming here is pie in the sky though."

Source: ESA