Birmingham consider Butland sale to avoid administration

Jack Butland could leave Championship Birmingham in the January transfer window in order to keep the club out of administration, reports The Guardian.

Jack Butland could leave Championship Birmingham in the January transfer window in order to keep the club out of administration, reports The Guardian.

The 19-year-old England keeper is being chased by several teams, most notably Liverpool, who are understood to have already been in talks with the Midlands outfit.

Acting chairman, Peter Pannu, has admitted the cash-strapped club may not be able to resist any offers next month.

"I can't say that we are in a very wonderful situation, I would be lying if I said that," Pannu told the Birmingham Mail. "This is a very tricky question [player sales]. What I can say is that – and I might be blasted for this by the fans – but no-one is for sale and everyone is available. As at any club.

"Give me a £15m offer for Jack Butland, can I say no? I have rejected £6m from Southampton but I rejected it when our finances were OK. As the time is ticking, I might not be able to reject it if I get something similar.

"I do have a responsibility to keep the club running. My top priority now – and if I do offend anyone, I care not – is to make sure this clubs stays afloat."

 
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