Date: 3rd September 2015 at 2:18am
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After the storm that was transfer deadline day has clear, the Birmingham Mail understands that the Blues were unsuccessful in a late move for Celtic striker Anthony Stokes.

The striker, who has previously failed on English soil, was the reported target of the Blues, along with several other Championship sides, including Bolton Wanderers.

Celtic manager, Ronny Deila, had reportedly told Stokes that he was free to leave the Scottish giants as he is no longer needed at the club, deeming that he was surplus requirements.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Stokes had been in negotiations with several clubs on deadline day and the only stumbling block with his move to the club was that the Scottish side couldn’t agree the terms of the transfer.

How true that is still remains unclear however. On deadline day, Gary Rowett decided to let one of his strikers, Wes Thomas, join League One side Swindon Town on a six month loan deal which means that the club now have only two strikers at their disposal.

With the club only having two strikers available, a move for Stokes would have been ideal for Rowett, who has probably been tracking him for some amount of time.

However, the transfer failed to materialise and nothing came of it. Despite it failing to come to anything, don’t be surprised if the former Burton Albion boss doesn’t make an audacious loan move for the forward when the loan window opens in just under a weeks time.

Blues fans, would you have been happy to see Stokes at the club? Would he have been a good option to have? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

 
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