Star Blues won’t leave on cheap

Blues are facing a £25million downturn in revenue for next

season after their two-year spell in the top flight came to an end

on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. At least eight

players are set to leave – loanees and those whose contracts have

expired – but Pannu is adamant the likes of Roger Johnson, Ben

Foster, Scott Dann, Nikola Zigic and Craig Gardner will stay at St

Andrew’s unless a suitable offer is received. He said: “If someone

offers £3million for one of our top players, they will be told

‘forget it’. “If someone offers £10million, £15million,

then we are more likely to think about it – but nothing is cast in

stone. “It is too early really to talk about this sort of thing.”

Lee Bowyer, Kevin Phillips, Sebastian Larsson and Stuart Parnaby

are out of contract while Alexander Hleb, David Bentley, Matt

Derbyshire and Obafemi Martins have ended their loan spells. Pannu

plans to meet Birmingham manager Alex McLeish to discuss their

plans for next season in the next couple of days after club owner

Carson Yeung decided to keep faith with the former Rangers boss. He

said: “Carson was devastated on Sunday and was not happy but a

decision was made to retain Alex. “I will be meeting him to discuss

what we must do for next season. We will do everything in our power

to try and win instant promotion.”