Balaban keen to return
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Croatian international, who was signed by John Gregory, has endured a rough ride at Villa Park, culminating in a loan move to Dinamo Zagreb.
Balaban's future with the Premiership outfit is far from uncertain, but is happy to show O'Leary what he can before deciding where his future lies.
"It would be great to hold talks with Villa," said Balaban's agent Nikki Vuksan.
"The only thing I have read or heard was on the internet when David O'Leary said that everyone started training afresh, he wanted all his players back and then make his decisions.
"Bosko is happy to go back to Birmingham. He has made contact with Villa in the last few days to arrange preparation for his return."