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.