Cardiff upset with Birmingham over offer for Johnson

Cardiff City are fuming over Birmingham City's latest bid for defender Roger Johnson. The Bluebirds have told Birmingham to pay £5million up front for Johnson or forget about a deal.

Cardiff City are fuming over Birmingham City's latest bid for defender Roger Johnson.

The Bluebirds have told Birmingham to pay £5million up front for Johnson or forget about a deal.

The Welsh club have angrily rejected a "hire purchase" offer for the 26-year-old defender.

The deal would see Cardiff get £1m a year over four years with another £250,000 a season for every year Birmingham stay in the Premier League.

A Cardiff insider told The Sun: "The bosses here think the Birmingham offer is rubbish. Johnson will stay if that's the best Birmingham can do.

"Our fans would see a headline figure of £5m and expect us to spend that on replacements. Who knows whether Birmingham will stay up?"

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