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Birmingham make £4m bid for Palace winger

Birmingham have lodged a £4million bid for Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako.

Blues boss Gianfranco Zola is ready to make Sako the club's most expensive signing in seven years, Press Association Sport understands.

Bakary Sako is not a regular at Palace. Credit: PA

The Italian - appointed by new owners Trillion Trophy Asia - has lost three and drawn one of his four games in charge at St Andrew's following Monday's 3-1 home defeat to Brentford.

Zola, who replaced Gary Rowett last month, has £9million left to spend in January, having already used £1million to turn Lukas Jutkiewicz's loan from Burnley into a permanent switch.

Mali international Sako has played just four times for the Eagles this season and has not started in the Premier League.

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