A big development in the chase for striker Lewis Grabban this morning – a bid of around £5million from Blues has been accepted by Bournemouth, according to The Sun.
However, the likely destination for him is Forest, as Karanka too looks to strengthen his front line.
Wages will be key at this point and as expected, it is understood Forest have more to play with.
The 30-year-old rounded off the season at Villa Park with 8 goals to his name after scoring 12 for Sunderland and remains hot property in the second division.
Blues only have Che Adams and Isaac Vassel as the likely goal sources so brining a player of Grabban’s stature into the club will be a big step forward for Monk’s side.
The Blues boss spoken about the ‘insane’ transfer this week:
He told BirminghamLive: “As I said when I came in here there is a lot of contracted players, if you look at it on a spreadsheet there’s a huge amount of players for first team status.
“It’s about making sure we can cut that whilst making sure we can get what we want. That’s been ongoing.
“In terms of recruiting players, those are discussions between me and the owners but there is a situation there where we can do business – as long as it’s within a sensible range. I am comfortable with that.
“Football is a stupid market but there are a few things you can do, a few gems out there – like with Kristian [Pedersen] I think that’s a really good piece of business form ourselves.
“And hopefully when he goes forward he will show that.
“It’s a very difficult market, it’s a bit of an insane industry. But I am very comfortable with doing something we feel is the right thing to do.”
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