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Birmingham City will not sell winger Tahith Chong this summer unless a sizeable profit can be made, a reputable report has claimed.
The former Manchester United man has settled in nicely at St Andrew’s after making an initial season-long loan move permanent last September.
Chong cost Blues around £1.5 million and repaid much of that fee with four goals and five assists in 38 Championship appearances throughout the 2022/23 campaign.
His impressive performances have now gained interest from the Premier League as The Daily Mail claims newly-promoted side Luton Town have already begun talks over a potential transfer.
The Hatters, who gained top-flight status through the play-offs, are targetting a double swoop in the West Midlands, with Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba another in discussions.
Luton are confident of landing Nakamba but will have to stump up a huge wad of cash if they want Chong, as Birmingham are “under no pressure” to sell the Dutchman.
BirminghamLive reports Blues have already decided they won’t let him go unless a figure well in excess of the £1.5 million paid is offered.
The good news for Blues is even if they do lose Chong, they’ve managed to get some early transfer business done to fill some existing voids.
Versatile forward Tyler Roberts joined in a £450,000 deal from Leeds United, while Japanese winger Koji Miyoshi signed on a free deal from Royal Antwerp.
That’s not all, as defender Kevin Long has agreed a new one-year contract following a six-month stint, and Man Utd right-back Ethan Laird has arrived for £750,000 plus add-ons.