blues boss aiming high

McLeish abandons hopes of signing Dzeko & Grafite

October 22, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has abandoned hopes of signing Wolfsburg's prolific strike duo of Edin Dzeko and Grafite.

McLeish has been told by new City owner Carson Yeung he has up to £40 million to spend during the January transfer window.

But the Scot believes the entire amount would have to be spent on securing Bosnian star Dzeko, 23, if he could be tempted to move to St Andrews.

And the former Scotland boss admitted problems with obtaining a work permit has led ...

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