Birmingham City are struggling to get rid of goalkeeper David Stockdale, who is a target of Leeds United, according to Alan Nixon.
David Stockdale has been told he can leave this summer, this has led to Leeds having an interest in signing him, although according to Birmingham Live the Whites have tabled a bid but that it remains short of what Blues are looking to receive.
With Birmingham struggling to get rid of the goalkeeper, reports claimed that the reason behind this was Leeds not being able to match his wages of £40,000 a week.
But, Stockdale was quick to dismiss rumours of him earning £40,000 as he tweeted “I can 100% set the record straight I’m not on 40k a week”.
Birmingham will allow a move for Stockdale to depart the club ahead of next season providing their valuation is met as boss Garry Monk looks to push through an overhaul of the goalkeeping department.
Stockdale managed to keep six Championship clean sheets in 34 appearances last season and has two years remaining on his contract.
With Leeds appointing Marcelo Biesla, maybe Leeds will target Stockdale as Biesla’s first signing. He’s a proven Championship keeper and could be a steady pair of hands following Leeds having a disappointing campaign with goalkeepers.
About Marcelo Biesla:
Bielsa is the former Argentina and Chile manager and is a highly-respected coach. His previous jobs have included some impressive achievements with the likes of Atletico Bilbao, Marseille and Lille.
Leeds transfer target –
Matej Vydra, Derby County – Vydra’s capture would be a massive coup signing for Leeds, he has proven that he is a striker more than capable of hitting the back of the net in the Championship. Last campaign, he made 40 appearances for Derby County, and Vydra impressively scored 21 goals and notched four assists. But he will come at a cost as Derby County paid £8.5 million and are believed to want at least £10 million plus.