Date: 27th January 2017 at 2:36pm
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Gianfranco Zola revealed in his pre-match press conference today that the club are likely to have completed all of their transfer business for the month- unless something crops up.

Make of that what you wish but I think that Zola could still pull at least one more deal out of the bag before the 11pm deadline on January 31st.

It is pretty obvious that Blues are short on strikers at present with Lukas Jutkiewicz the man currently providing us with the goals.

With Clayton Donaldson still out injured, it only really leaves Che Adams as the other striking option for Zola which doesn’t give us much flexibility to mix things around.

It was reported on Wednesday that Blues had a late approach turned down for the top scorer in the Norwegian league- Christian Gytkjaer.

Now, although many of us won’t know a lot about this player, it does hint that Blues are potentially looking at options regarding the striker position and a deal could be done.

The main worry is that clubs all around the globe won’t be willing to allow their strikers leave their clubs midway through the season, especially if they are that crucial to them.

You are also likely to have to overpay for forwards, particularly if they are being signed from a fellow English club.

That is perhaps a reason why Zola is potentially looking overseas for a cheaper deal and one that will benefit Blues in the same way as if an English league striker were to join.

It’s easy for Zola to say that business is all completed at St Andrews but the transfer window always throws something up, particularly on deadline day.

The Italian knows what Blues are short on and it is up to him to assess whether he feels his current options available to him are enough.

For me, the pressure on Jutkiewicz to deliver week in week out is getting too much and the arrival of another striker would be very welcomed.

However, we have to remember that Blues still can’t just go out and spend £10m on someone that is banging them in for fun.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the next few days have to offer. It could be an exciting end to the transfer window for Blues or Zola may stick to his word and move forward with the current options in the squad.

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