Date: 11th June 2017 at 11:33pm
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The list of players linked with a summer move to Birmingham City is growing by the day with French striker Lois Diony the latest man rumoured to be on Harry Redknapp`s radar.

The 24-year-old scored 11 goals and assisted eight last season as he helped Ligue 1 side Dijon retain their status in the top flight of French football.

At a first glance, Diony is a player that we’d all jump at the chance to sign. He’s got pace, quick feet, strength and his eye for goal and creativity is there for all to see.

However, after such an impressive season in one of Europe`s top leagues, there will be a host of clubs after his signature with most of them playing at a higher level than Blues.

Premier League Bournemouth were rumoured to be interested in him a few weeks ago where it was reported that Dijon were demanding £13m for their prized asset.

The £3m fee stated in yesterday’s story will almost certainly not be enough for a man with plenty of admirers.

If there is substance to his link to Blues then Harry Redknapp will no doubt have his work cut out when attempting to lure him to the club.

Our saving grace, may however, be agent Darren Dein who the Birmingham Mail reported yesterday as someone working alongside Redknapp and Jeff Vetere in the transfer window.

His contacts within European football and his relationship with Thierry Henry may give Blues a boost in their pursuit of Diony and other summer targets.

This could well explain the rumours linking Blues with French talent such as Diony and Ferland Mendy.

It is an extreme long shot for Blues to pull off any sort of deal for Diony but, who knows, with Harry Redknapp at the helm and with help from those working alongside him, anything could happen.

It’s exciting to see Blues being linked with players of this quality so let’s just hope that some sort of magic can be worked with the hope that a deal could well be pulled off.

 
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15 Replies to “Birmingham City’s ambitious pursuit of Diony signals intent”

  • Bournemouth were rumoured to be interested in him a few weeks ago where? LOL that was the summer transfer window 2015 A bit longer than a few weeks. Also he is only valued at 3m he as opted not to sign a new contact as he wants a new challenge in a bigger league. He only has 1 year left on his contract and his currant club was relegated this year. So to sell him for his full value would be good business for both parties. whether that be Blues or elsewhere.

  • And I also should add the 13M was Euros not pounds and he is valued at 3m Euro. Bournemouth offered in the regen of 5mil pounds 2 years ago he had a 3 year contract.

  • You’re wrong on a few accounts there WayCoolBlue. He was linked to Bournemouth and a host of French clubs for 15m Euro’s only last month. Dijon were also not relegated, they finished 16th. Diony’s contract also doesn’t run out until 2019. Stop making stuff up, it’s embarrassing.

  • You’re wrong on a few accounts there WayCoolBlue. He was linked to Bournemouth and a host of French clubs for 15m Euro’s only last month. Dijon were also not relegated, they finished 16th. Diony’s contract also doesn’t run out until 2019. Stop making stuff up, it’s embarrassing.

  • WayCoolBlue- All of the facts in this are correct so not sure what you are going on about? Do some proper research.

  • WayCoolBlue- All of the facts that Luke has given in this feature are true! As Matthew rightly pointed out, Diony was linked with Bournemouth last month so your trash comment needs some research itself before you start bringing lukes hard work down! Another excellent feature Luke, keep them coming!

  • Matthew Elliott1 how do you know that Bournemouth made a bid for him only last month And if they did and it was 15m Euro’s then why as he not gone to Bournemouth I am 100% they did bid for him 5mil pounds back when they was in the championship and that is most likely where that link comes from. But there is no getting away from the fact he is valued at 3mil Euro’s. Yes your correct I should have said almost relegated witch is what I fort put. My mistake In regards to his contract on other sites they say he as 1 year remaining with a 2 year poison. Also I have not in anyway made anything up I have just repeated what I see elsewhere. And what was reported back in summer 2015.

  • LukeTurner like you LOL All I have dune is repeated what I see elsewhere. You got your info from the Birmingham Mail I got my info from Talk Sport and Sky Sports. I trust both of them over the Birmingham Mail. But that’s me.

  • WCB- Have you even bothered to look at the links Luke has carefully put into this feature? One of them clearly leads to the talksport story you are talking about! As for not trusting the Birmingham Mail, I’d honestly say you should reconsider your comment because they above the majority of other news outlets know more about the club than the likes of Sky Sports and Talksport! In fact, Sky Sports always take stories from the Mail

  • WayCoolBlue If you look at the original article I posted linking Diony with Blues then you would have noticed that I actually included a link to Talksport that stated Dijon were demanding £13m following Bournemouth’s interest last month.

  • Luke are you and BCFC4EVER marred or at lest lovers? BCFC4EVER Don’t talk rubbish the Birmingham Mail, is a useless villa rag. Sky pay thousands of reporters to get reports they don’t need to take anything from the Rags such as the Mail, that make up story’s. And Talksport reported 7m and last summer not last month.

  • Not worth all the debating and back biting-doubt very much if this player will end up at Stans.

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