UK time is: 05:32:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Brum Reject 3m Madjid Tag

Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce has played down talk of the Championship promotion hopefuls making a bid of 3m for highly-rated Wednesday centre-back Madjid Bougherra.

Owls chairman Dave Allen yesterday revealed he was in discussions with the St Andrew's club regarding the availability of Bougherra, slapping a 3m price tag on his services.

But Bruce has revealed that although he does have an interest in the player, he won't be paying the 3m price-tag on the Algerian international.

He told the Yorkshire Post: 'We have made an enquiry, but I can categorically deny that we will ever pay 3m for the player,' Bruce told the Yorkshire Post. I phoned Brian and we had a conversation about a number of players. It was about 10 days ago.

'What we talked about will remain confidential, but I have expressed an interest in Madjid Bougherra and I have asked to be kept up to date on the situation.'

The news could mean the 24-year-old, who has attracted the interest of a number of Premiership clubs, could well remain at Hillsborough at least until the end of the season as the end of the January transfer window draws to a close.

Wednesday have already turned down an approach of 1.3m for Bougherra from Charlton Athletic while Everton and Reading have also been linked with his services - but the Owls seem unlikely to budge unless the 3m price has been met.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 23 2007

Time: 9:11AM

Your Comments

Well you aint getting him any cheaper big nose!
newman87
From what I've read, he has a clause in his contract that allows him to speak to any club who offer 1.3m... if Wednesday block him moving time and time again, do you think you'll get the best out of him with him being unhappy? You'll not get 3m for him. No way.
Affers
if there's a clause in his contract that means he can talk to club that offer 1.3m then wednesday cannot physically block it, therefore I think it's very unlikely that this clause exists
wednesday4europe
That clause means nothing. We will get 3m or he ain't going, simple!
spirtySWFC
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls youngster makes England U20 squad (Thursday October 2 2014)

Gray hopeful over Lees injury setback (Sunday September 28 2014)

Report: Cardiff 2-1 Wednesday (Sunday September 28 2014)

Gray: Owls will bounce back from cup woe (Thursday September 25 2014)

Report: City 7-0 Wednesday (Thursday September 25 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Reading (Sunday September 21 2014)

Bumper crowd set for Reading clash (Friday September 19 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Charlton 12 4 7 1 3 19
9. Bournemouth 12 5 3 4 3 18
10. Brentford 12 5 3 4 -1 18
11. Sheff Wed 12 4 5 3 0 17
12. Cardiff 12 4 4 4 0 16
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15

Breaking League News

Wolves let two points slip away
Wolves : 19/10/2014 20:44:00
LUFC Norwich City View Ahead Of Leeds Clash
Leeds Utd : 19/10/2014 20:00:00
Will Leeds knock the canaries off their perch?
Leeds Utd : 19/10/2014 19:08:00
LUFC Premier League referee in charge at Norwich
Leeds Utd : 19/10/2014 19:03:00
Massive Result For Slade
Cardiff : 19/10/2014 17:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 15%
Play-offs 27%
Mid-table 50%
Relegation scrap 7%
Relegated 1%