Duo poised for move
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham duo Stephen Clemence and DJ Campbell are set to leave the club.Birmingham duo Stephen Clemence and DJ Campbell are set to leave the club for Championship outfit Leicester.
Clemence is to undergo a medical with Leicester on Tuesday and has been told by Foxes boss Martin Allen that he will become the club's captain.
Striker Campbell's transfer to the East Midlands has stalled with Leicester prepared to pay around £1.75million for both players but with the Blues rating Campbell at around £1million the deal has been delayed.
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce told the Birmingham Mail: "We had a bid for Clem which was not accepted but things are close.
"Also, they have put DJ into the equation and the two clubs are continuing to talk. Do I expect them both to be sold? I would think so."
Bruce admitted that he needs to boost his own budget as he looks to bring in some new faces ahead of the new campaign.
He has been linked with moves for Spurs' Hossam Ghaly and West Ham's Marlon Harewood with the Hammers rejecting a £2.1million bid from Birmingham a few weeks ago.
"I'd like to bring in a bit of experience, a big 'un, if I can. We're after someone at the moment, a big name so we'll see what happens," he said.
"I've got to be creative. I have got money to spend, but not vast sums. So that's why I'm wheeling and dealing."
Bruce has also revealed an interest in Paul Konchesky.
"He's someone we've looked at," he added. "We put in a bid three weeks ago and it wasn't accepted. That hasn't changed. It's fair to say our valuations differ a bit."