According to multiple reports across the English media this afternoon, Championship outfit Birmingham City have contacted Arsenal regarding a move for midfielder Jack Wilshere.
On the move?
Despite the fact that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger insisted earlier this summer that Wilshere would remain at the Emirates this season, the English international has been heavily linked with both loan and permanent moves away from North London for several weeks now.
Arsenal are said to be eager to acquire as much money as possible for the diminutive midfielder if they do let him go before the end of the day, rather than lose him for nothing next summer when his contract expires.
Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Bournemouth (where Wilshere spent last season on loan) are said to maintain an interest in the 25-year-old, while Serie A outfits AC Milan, AS Roma and Sampdoria have also been linked.
However, the latest club to have thrown their hat in the ring for Wilshere are Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City.
The Blues have been extremely busy already today, having secured a deal for Blackburn midfielder Jason Lowe, as well as closing on the signings of both Brentford winger Jota and former Arsenal man Alex Song.
Wilshere, however, will likely be a tougher capture for the St. Andrew’s outfit, with the Arsenal youth product eager to secure regular football at the top level for this coming season, to ensure his best possible shot at earning a spot in England’s squad for the World Cup next summer.