Birmingham are targeting Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli after learning of his ambition to play Premier League football. The 30-year-old has been targeted to form a little and large partnership with Nikola Zigic, reports the Birmingham Mail.
The Blues have opened lines of communication with his club about a £4 million deal.
However, Walter Sabatini, the Palermo director, was not so accomodating.
"A request from Birmingham is real, but we have already said that we are not interested; in fact, I consider it not to be an issue," he said.