Date: 25th May 2006 at 8:48pm
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Skysports have tonight revealed that Blues have been given permission to speak to Cardiff’s 20 goal striker Cameron Jerome.

Bruce has made the England U-21 international a prime target over the last few weeks and as we all know was knocked back in his attempts to sign the player earlier this week.

It is believed that a fee has now been settled upon and Jerome’s agent, Tony Finnigan has effectively confirmed as much to Skysports.

‘We are talking with Birmingham, after we were told we could do so by Cardiff – so from that you can presume they have agreed terms.

‘At this moment they are the only club we are talking with or have been told we can talk with.

‘We would expect Cameron’s future to be decided by early next week.’

It is believed the asking price for Jerome would be in the region of £3.5-4 million. Although Birmingham are the only club talking to him interest has been expressed by Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.