Stoke told they face battle with Italian and Spanish clubs for Sebastian Larsson

15 December 2010 06:52
Will he stay or will he go? Birmingham's Sebastian Larsson

Sebastian Larsson's agent has warned Stoke they face competition from Italian and Spanish clubs if they make a move for the midfielder in January.

The Potters are planning a move for the 25-year-old if they fail to tie down Jermaine Pennant on a permanent contract.

Real Zaragoza are asking for £6million for Pennant, and if Stoke are unwilling to pay they may turn to Larsson, who is out of contract at Birmingham in the summer.

Larsson's agent, Per Jonsson, said: 'Seb likes to be in England, but Spain and Italy are good countries tobe in and I know clubs there have been watching him.

'I know they have followed him this season and liked what they have seen.

'There are a lot of clubs that like him, but we have not discussedanything with other clubs. I really don't know what will happen inJanuary.'

Jonsson also revealed the midfielder had not given up hope of negotiating a new deal to stay with the Blues.

He added: 'Birmingham have had the chance for a long time to leave an offer. They have left something, but it is not good enough.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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