Larsson attracts Euro interest

The Potters reportedly have the Sweden international on their

radar, and will look to swoop for the 25-year-old if they fail to

tie down Jermaine Pennant on a permanent contract. Stoke are

unwilling to come up with the £6million Real Zaragoza are

asking for Pennant, who has been on loan at the Britannia Stadium

since August. They are instead understood to be planning a

£2million bid for Larsson, who is out of contract at St

Andrew’s in the summer. And while insisting the club have not

contacted him about the midfielder, Larsson’s agent, Per Jonsson,

says his player will consider all options in the January transfer

window. “Seb likes to be in England, but Spain and Italy are good

countries to be in and I know clubs there have been watching him,”

Jonsson told The Sentinel. “I know they have followed him this

season and liked what they have seen. “There are a lot of clubs

that like him, but we have not discussed anything with other clubs.

I really don’t know what will happen in January.” Larsson’s

contract talks with Birmingham have apparently stalled because of

his wage demands, but Jonsson says the midfielder has not given up

hope of negotiating a new deal at the Midlands club. He added:

“Birmingham have had the chance for a long time to leave an offer.

They have left something, but it is not good enough.”