Birmingham City’s move for former Fulham, Sunderland and Stoke striker ‘collapsed’

More bad news for the Blues as we enter the final 24 hours of the transfer window.

Josh Maja’s proposed move to Birmingham City has collapsed over night.

The Bordeaux striker, who has had previous spells in England with Sunderland, Fulham and latterly Stoke City, was reportedly all set to sign a five-year deal with the Blues late on Wednesday evening but within the last few hours - had a change of heart.

Fabrizio Romano stated last night that Maja was travelling to England to take part in a medical first thing on Thursday morning ahead of a transfer to the West Midlands but in the early hours - revealed that the move had collapsed.

According to Romano, the former Black Cats striker has decided to stay in France for ‘one more season.’

“Josh Maja’s move to Birmingham has just collapsed,” the journalist wrote via Twitter.

“He decided to stay at Bordeaux for one more season and sign new two-year deal with 50% wage deferral which will be paid to him in June. #DeadlineDay New deal includes option to leave for free if team will not be promoted.”

It’s now back to square one for Blues as they go in search of new faces ahead of the transfer window closing in less than 24 hours.

John Eustace’s men were linked with a move for Chesterfield striker Kabongo Tshimanga prior to their talks with Maja but there is nothing to suggest - at this point - that that was anything more than a rumour.