Manchester United winger Lee Martin is on his way to Birmingham City in a £1.5 million deal.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has a queue of admirers for the speedy attacker, who starred on the club's pre-season tour of South Africa, but he is keen for him to join McLeish ... one of his favourite sons, says the People.

Martin is due to sever his Old Trafford links this week after previous loan spells at Rangers, Plymouth and Sheffield United.