Blues join Watson chase
Neil Warnock says Birmingham have entered the hunt to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson.
Last Updated: 13/07/08 3:11pm
Neil Warnock says Birmingham City have entered the hunt to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson.
Palace are willing to listen to offers for Watson, who has just 12 months remaining on his current contract.
Chairman Simon Jordan confirmed earlier in the week that discussions are being held with a number of clubs regarding Watson.
Queens Park Rangers have been long-time admirers of Watson, but Birmingham are also showing an interest in the 23-year-old.
Wait and see
Warnock confirmed there have been bids for the home-grown talent, but Palace's valuation has yet to be matched.
"We've offered Ben the biggest contract at the club at the moment, but he and his agent have made it clear they won't sign," Warnock told the South London Press.
"QPR and Birmingham have made good offers, but they are short of our valuation.
"We'll have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks."