Birmingham City prepare fresh bid for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel - report

Birmingham City are set to return to the negotiating table to bring Liverpool winger Ryan Babel to the club, according to

Alex McLeish has had a long-term interest in the Holland World Cup 2010 star and had a £9 million move rejected in the New Year. With first team opportunities at a premium at Anfield, a fresh push for the player is now on the cards.

The Blues have been frustrated in their attempt to land Wigan Athletic's Charles N'Zogbia and are seemingly set to switch targets.

Liverpool are understood to be ready to sanction Babel's exit to raise funds for their incoming manager after the Dutchman failed to push on from a promising first season at the club.

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