Magath: No Brum bid for Kuranyi
Schalke coach Felix Magath has rejected reports claiming that
Premier League outfit Birmingham have made a bid for striker Kevin
Reports emanating from England have suggested the Blues are
lining up a January swoop for the Germany international as they
look to bolster their attacking options.
Kuranyi’s future at Schalke has been the subject of
speculation with his current deal due to expire in the summer, with
Birmingham reportedly ready to make the 27-year-old a lucrative
offer to lure him to St Andrews.
However, Magath insists Schalke have had no contact with City
regards Kuranyi, with reports in Germany suggesting they are
planning to offer the forward a new deal to keep him at the club.
“I have received nothing from Birmingham City (for Kevin
Kuranyi),” Magath told Westfalische Allgemeine.
Meanwhile, Schalke are understood to have rejected an offer
from Flamengo to extend the loan deal of Ze Roberto.
Ze Roberto’s loan deal with Flamengo is due to expire next
month and the Brazilian club have expressed an interest in keeping
him for a further 18 months.
Schalke have rebuffed their overtures as they are planning to
sell the 29-year-old in the January transfer window.