Birmingham City have reportedly rejected a third bid for exciting teenage talent Demarai Gray.
The fee is believed to have been again offered by Championship leaders Bournemouth and was rumoured to be £3million plus add ons. It is the latest in three attempts made by The Cherries to pinch the teenage winger, after bids of £1.5million and £2million were rejected.
Although the club are yet to comment on the third bid, it is understood that they are adamant that Gray is going nowhere. The 18-year-old has been City’s stand-out player this season, scoring four league goals that have helped the club move from relegation fodder, to play-off candidates.
Gray’s stand-out moments from this season include a 34 minute hat-trick against Reading, and a Man of the Match performance versus Leeds.
Gray was today named Football League Player of the Month for December, and brushed off any speculation of a move away from St. Andrews:
““Obviously, I want to play at the top level, and, if I keep working hard, one day hopefully I will.”
But for now, Gray appears content among Gary Rowett’s blue brigade.