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McLeish thought Bob could do a job
Published : 03 Sep 2010 17:08:00
irmingham manager Alex McLeish has revealed he made another late enquiry for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, but 'never went in officially'. Blues enjoyed a busy transfer deadline day, recruiting Alexander Hleb, Jean Beausejour and Martin Jiranek but McLeish was keen to add a striker. City previously made a bid for highly-rated Zamora at the end of last season, only to see their £8million offer rebuffed. And while McLeish revealed he went in again for the 29-year-old, he never seriously thought completing a move would be possible. The Scot told the Birmingham Mail: "I never saw the striker there that I really craved - unless I was going to be paying 10, 12 million. "I never went back in officially, for Bobby. "We sounded out Fulham privately but we never made an issue of it because I had read Mark Hughes' comments in the newspaper about him being a focal point for Fulham and that he had started the season great. "I thought there was absolutely no chance, so it didn't go any further. But I can understand why there were bids for him."