Birmingham will retain first loan refusal on Stoke keeper Butland

Birmingham City have first refusal on Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Birmingham City have first refusal on Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

The Express & Star says Birmingham will get first refusal on Butland if the goalkeeper is loaned out by Stoke, who paid Blues £3million for him last month, as a gesture of good-will.

The England keeper is spending the remainder of this term on-loan back at St Andrews.

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