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Birmingham Chase Bougherra

Owls chairman Dave Allen has revealed to Radio Sheffield that promotion-chasing Birmingham City are the latest club to express a desire in highly-rated owls defender Madjid Bougherra.

The Algerian international has been linked with a number of Premiership clubs including Charlton Athletic, Everton and Newcastle United but could now make the move to St Andrew's should the Blues let Matthew Upson leave the club.

Allen told Radio Sheffield: 'I think if Birmingham come in properly we'll be able to do a proper deal with them because I know their directors very well and we'll be able to deal with things sensibly. It depends what happens with Matthew Upson there.

And Allen admitted that although in an ideal world he would like Bougherra to stay at the club - a bid in the region of 3m would be hard to turn down.

'I'd like the lad to stay. Everyone would like him to stay. But at the end of the day if we get 3 million for him it'll be a deal well done.'

Wednesday have already turned down a bid in the region of 1.3 million for Bougherra's services from Charlton Athletic but an improved offer of 3 million could see Owls boss Brian Laws dip in to the transfer market.

Allen has already gone on record as saying that any money received for players up to 2 million could go in to Laws' transfer kitty while anything extra would go to the bank to pay off the debt.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 22 2007

Time: 10:09AM

Your Comments

Why does Allen feel the need to make public every enquiry he gets Bougherra? Looks like they have already decided to sell and are trying to generate a bidding war.
CLIFFANDJ
Certianly looks like that, but to say he'll accept 3m is a bit daft. If there are a number of clubs interested then they could easily bid higher than that. Now there's no need as it's obvious that's what we'll accept.
nickswfc
I think we have seen the last of Majid, it is a shame, as he was real class. Not often you see a centre half that is that good on the ball.
haxeyowl
 

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