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Blues Close in on Jackson as Bogle Joins Birmingham
Tuesday, 7th Aug 2018 19:49

Blues target Omar Bogle has completed his season-long loan switch from Cardiff to Birmingham City as Town continue their pursuit of Accrington Stanley’s Kayden Jackson.

Bogle, who played for Blues boss Paul Hurst at Grimsby, had been viewed as a potential alternative to Jackson, another of Hurst’s former Mariners strikers, with Town baulking at the League One club’s £2.5 million asking price.

However, the Blues have maintained a dialogue with Accrington regarding Jackson although yesterday’s reports that a fee had been agreed with the Blues, QPR and Peterborough were premature.

However, it does appear likely a deal will be done prior to Thursday’s 5pm deadline, almost certainly for a sum a fair bit below Stanley’s valuation, with it being reported that the Blues are closing in on a fee which will be acceptable to the Lancastrians.

This morning, Town were linked with Rangers forward Josh Windass, who coincidentally was previously with Accrington.

The Blues were reported to have made a £2 million offer for the 24-year-old but while Town are keen, their interest has not yet gone that far.

Given the sums involved, it seems unlikely the Blues would move for Windass if they have secured the signing of Jackson.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa are reported to view Town left-back Jonas Knudsen as a potential alternative if they miss out on Bristol City’s Joe Bryan.

The Robins have agreed a fee with Villa and Middlesbrough, who in turn were linked with the Danish international at the weekend. However, Villa are believed to have won the chase for Bryan.

Speaking on Saturday, following reports that Stoke City were interested in Knudsen, Hurst said that that switch wouldn’t be happening.

“What I would say is to my knowledge that’s not going to be happening,” he said. “Every time I’ve watched Jonas in the past and speaking to people about him and seeing him first-hand now, he’s a fully committed player and I certainly didn’t see anything in his performance today that would suggest he’s got something else on his mind.”

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BlueMachines added 19:52 - Aug 7
I’ll believe it when I see it such is been the prolonged drawn out process of the last week or two. Still, it’s better than the zero activity of recent transfer windows!!

SamWhiteUK added 19:53 - Aug 7
Can't remember ever being so interested in transfer dealings at ITFC! Let's hope we get the right players in and don't let the wrong ones slip by! If that makes sense....

OsborneOneNil added 19:54 - Aug 7
Massive signing

ivandeighton added 19:54 - Aug 7
Now get Tilt

jas0999 added 20:04 - Aug 7
Assume the Waghorn deal will trigger the others.

WirralBlue added 20:05 - Aug 7
What is happening with the 2 Shrewsbury lads. Get them in with Jackson and Tilt I will be happy. Windass is a bonus. Messi is a big bonus

spanishblue added 20:15 - Aug 7
Think the trigger is Vydra going the rest should fold like a deck of cards so come on money men the suspense is awful,we,re waiting, my nails are nearly gone

LWNR2013 added 20:16 - Aug 7
Waiting for the cash to come in? Before sending some out. 2 Shrewsbury lads, gone back home? Jackson, Windass.??

There are more questions than answers. Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean everything is ok really.

When will it all end??


LWNR2013 added 20:18 - Aug 7
Jas.. didn’t mean to minus you. As for Waghorn deal it could trigger or kill.

ITFC1978 added 20:34 - Aug 7
Vydra Sign's for Burnley. Que an outgoing and a few incoming

wherescounago added 20:36 - Aug 7
LWNR2013 Maybe the Shrews boys have gone home to sort out personal things and to pick up what they'll need here when they move down permanently later in the week, that's my hope anyway. I think Thursday will see an unveiling the two shrews, Jackson and Tilt. However we will need to sell more than Waggy to get all 4, what's happening with Garner and are Rotherham interested in signing Emmanuel permanently? PH mentioned some youngsters possibly going out on loan to play men's football, this seems to have gone quiet.

pieredimon added 20:43 - Aug 7
@wherescounago they have till 31st could be a lot of loans with view to permanent deals going on

Lightningboy added 20:43 - Aug 7
Still think it’s a bit reckless spending such a large fee on a league 2 player - Think Bradshaw would’ve been the more sensible option.

Then again I would’ve sold Knudsen & Garner to fund the Shrewsbury deal & kept Waghorn.

bluesoldier1982 added 20:48 - Aug 7
I know there’s other factors but wow itfc keep us waiting every time, just get these deals done it’s not good for our health lol #itfc

potter added 20:50 - Aug 7
Vydra just signed for Burnley so expect Waghorn to unveiled very soon. Then I’m guessing we will unveil our signings of Tilt, Nolan, Nsiala and Jackson

LWNR2013 added 20:54 - Aug 7
Potter. Love your optimism 👍

mojo added 21:01 - Aug 7
Jas. That was my reading of the situation as well.

potter added 21:02 - Aug 7
LWNR2013 Vydra is a done deal so I’m guessing/hoping this is where the domino effect starts

BlueandTruesince82 added 21:04 - Aug 7
Wish I was so confident over Tilt.

Oyston is notorious.

bluesoldier1982 added 21:07 - Aug 7
Potter I think ya bang on, derby said they needed to sell first now they have Waghorn then wells on loan then it falls into place for us, gonna be an interesting day tomorrow 😅

warktheline added 21:19 - Aug 7
Great to see Ipswich actively involved in possible transfers! I eagerly await!

herfie added 21:27 - Aug 7
Be glad when the dice stop tumblin’. Then the real work starts!

Radlett_blue added 22:15 - Aug 7
Hmm...will be interesting to see if Hurst's strategy of selling proven Championship performers & replacing them with promising lower league players works.

unknown100 added 22:21 - Aug 7
Not getting too excited but tilt and Jackson would be icing on the cake

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