It has been reported by Sky
Manager Ian Holloway has stressed that the club do not need to sell him, saying: “I’ve spoken to Charlie, he knows where I’m coming from, I know where he’s coming from. At the end of the day it will probably be another storm in a teacup, like it was that he was going to go and he was going to be out of contract.” He added: “My chairman’s had a couple (of phone calls) which he’s told me about and he’s told those clubs exactly where we are. We’re a well run club, we’ve got no reason to sell anyone, in fact we want to add in this window, not lose anyone.”
It is thought that Birmingham’s initial bid could spark something of a bidding war, with Aston Villa thought to be interested and Birmingham likely to up their bid for the 25 year old, as both clubs are thought to be looking to add some creativity to their central-midfield. In other Blackpool related news, former Manchester City striker Bradley Wright-Philips has snubbed a move to The Seasiders in favour of a move to Championship side Reading.