Jordan James is expected to push for a move to Atalanta in the last days of the transfer window, as Birmingham City refuse to lower their €10 million asking price.
That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, which notes that time is running out for the Serie A club, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work in their favor.
Atalanta is still looking for a discount, and the hope is that Birmingham’s stance may change ‘from Monday’, depending on how they do in the FA Cup against Leicester this weekend.
The fact that they could lose that game against the Championship leaders and their position in the table suggests that the atmosphere at St Andrew’s may not be ‘totally tranquil’, which could explain why they don’t want to let James go without first finding a’suitable replacement’.
Their adherence to the €10 million asking price currently appears ‘impervious to any discussion’, but James may change that.
According to Gazzetta, following this weekend’s game, the midfielder may realize that his move from the Championship to a side competing for a place in the Champions League is ‘about to disappear’.
That’s when’something could happen’, and Bergamo believes that ‘patience is essential’ in a rush for a signing that now’seems more like a chess challenge’.