Sporting set sights on Zigic – Report

The towering Serbian striker only joined Blues from Valencia over
the summer, but has already seen his future in England called into
question. He has struggled to make an impact at St Andrew’s
following his arrival, but bagged his first Premier League goal in
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. Blues will be hoping he can kick
on from there, but may see their resolve tested once the transfer
window reopens in the New Year. Sporting are reported to have
already been in touch with Zigic’s agent regarding a deal and are
now keen to establish where Birmingham stand. The Portuguese giants
were looking to strike a deal with the 30-year-old forward over the
summer, but could not match the offer he received from England.
They are, however, still keen to get their man and are willing to
discuss either a loan deal or permanent switch. Sporting must now
wait and see if Birmingham are willing to talk terms, but whatever
happens they remain determined to land a new frontman in the winter
window. “We are working on a number of options in the European
market,” said a club official.