Birmingham City have accepted that Nathan Redmond could depart St Andrews in the summer transfer window after selling defender Curtis Davies to Hull City.
Manager Lee Clark is aware of the West Midland club's precarious financial state and even his reluctance to lose the player won't be enough as the clubs desperation to improve its aforementioned dire condition financially will be of paramount importance.
These circumstances have seen Birmingham accept two bids which are believed to be from Premier League clubs Swansea City and Norwich City. It is thought that the accepted bids were around £2-3million.
Clark, speaking to the Birmingham Mail, said: "The truth, me being transparent and not speaking out of line, is that there are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan.
"That's in various different ways.
"Sometimes you get a call from an agent, then get a call from the player's agent, sometimes you get an inquiry from a fellow manager.
"Now what we've had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn't been accepted.
"And now its up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if its right for him."
He went on to say: "Nathan was terrific for me second-half of the season.
"I think he kicked on again from where he had been in his first full season and then he carried it all on in the under-21s. That's why the interest has intensified in him.
"I have spoken to Nathan at length. In an ideal world he would be with me this season - so would Curtis."
Redmond has represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level.
The ebullient winger turned in some impressive displays during England's disappointing U21 European Championship campaign dazzling in his debut against Italy. These standout performances have earned the 19-year-old a host of admirers.
This complimented his strong season for the Blues after making 38 appearances, scoring two goals and making six assists in the process.
It will be a disappointing loss for Clark and his coaching staff as their attempts to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion next season have suffered another setback.
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