Blues fail with Robinson bid
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham City have failed with a bid for West Brom full-back Paul Robinson.Birmingham City have failed with a bid for West Brom full-back Paul Robinson.
Blues made an approach, but only offered players in exchange - which was not of interest to Baggies chief Tony Mowbray.
Robinson is keen to return to the Premier League and Mowbray is willing to let him leave - but only if a suitable offer is made.
"I've had a conversation with Steve Bruce and I'm not going to deny that," Mowbray told the Birmingham Mail.
"But the bottom line at this moment is that Birmingham are only offering exchanges of players and they're players I don't want.
"If any club, not just Birmingham, are interested in Paul Robinson they know where we are.
"Paul has expressed his intentions to me and we'll see how things develop.
"But, as we've said, no one will be leaving our football club on the cheap.
"Full-backs are very difficult to find and Paul Robinson is a very good left full-back."
Mowbray is looking for potential replacements for Robinson and one player of interest is David Murphy.
However, upon asking his former club Hibernian about the ex-Middlesbrough man he was put off by their asking price.
"There was one discussion about Murphy six weeks ago but I was quoted a ridiculously high price for a player that cost nothing a few years ago," added Mowbray.
"It finished there really."