Birmingham City transfer stance emerges amid 'terms agreed' claim

The latest on the Jordan James transfer saga as Birmingham City respond to offers from Atalanta.
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Birmingham City have reportedly rejected two official bids from Atalanta for wonderkid midfielder Jordan James. The Serie A side made two offers for the 19-year-old, including a proposal in the region of £4 million, but Blues have swiftly turned them down.

Reports emerged in Italy on Tuesday morning, suggesting Atalanta would make contact with Birmingham following the opening of the January transfer window. James then agreed personal terms, according to transfer news reporter Fabrizio Romano, with a £3.9 million bid lodged.

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But Mirror Sport has since confirmed Birmingham won't accept the current terms and won't even be tempted unless an offer way above what's currently on the table comes in. Bluenoses will be delighted with that stance as £4 million is very cheap in the current market.

James, a full Wales international with eight caps, has scored five goals in 24 Championship appearances this season. He was a favourite of the recently sacked manager Wayne Rooney due to his capability of playing in the number six and number eight roles.

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