Blues reject Pennant reports
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham have rejected reports linking Jermaine Pennant with a move to Liverpool.
Birmingham City have rejected reports linking Jermaine Pennant with a move to Liverpool this summer.
Speculation in Tuesday's newspapers claimed The Reds had offered £3.5 million for the former Arsenal winger, but Birmingham have again insisted that the player is going nowhere.
Following Blues' relegation to The Championship, many believed the likes of Emile Heskey and Pennant would leave St Andrews in the summer, but Pennant is thought to be keen to help the club regain their top-flight status.
"Birmingham have not received an offer of any kind from Liverpool for the player and neither does it expect one," a statement on the club's official website read.
"Managing director Karren Brady has spoken to her counterpart Ricky Parry at Liverpool and informed him that Jermaine Pennant is not for sale.
"Reacting to today's stories, Brady wants to reassure supporters that the club is determined to keep hold of its best players to give us the best chance of returning to the Premiership at the first attempt."
Brady added: "We want to get out of this division as soon as possible.
"Therefore we will be buying players and not selling them as our aim is to go into The Championship with the best squad in the league."