Fulham have had a bid for Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome rejected by the Championship club, Craven Cottage manager Martin Jol has confirmed.
Jol revealed he did not think Fulham would increase their offer, understood to be around £3 million. ''We made a bid we thought was realistic,'' said Jol.
The Fulham manager also revealed England striker Bobby Zamora had broken his hand in the 3-0 Europa League win over NSI Runavik last week.
''He broke his hand the other day,'' explained Jol and added that was one of the reasons Fulham made their bid for Jerome. Jol also said he expected Zamora to be available to play in the return leg.
Jerome, 24, was on Stoke's radar earlier this summer when they made a double bid for him and prized centre-back Scott Dann, which was also rebuffed by Blues.
City's hierarchy are believed to be willing to consider selling Jerome but only if the price is right, with a more significant bid needed to tempt them to part with his services.