Blues reject Ridgewell bid

Birmingham reject initial bid from Baggies for versatile defender

Liam Ridgewell: Subject to a failed bid by West Brom for his services

Championship outfit Birmingham have confirmed they have rejected an undisclosed offer from West Brom for Liam Ridgewell.

The versatile defender, who can operate at centre-back as well as left-back, wanted to quit the Championship club during the summer window but saw a transfer request rejected before the deadline.

The 27-year-old has previously been linked with the likes of West Brom Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United following Blues' relegation to the Championship.

He has always remained on Albion's radar and head coach Roy Hodgson could well come back in with a second bid for his services after seeing this initial offer turned down.

Ridgewell joined Birmingham from city rivals Aston Villa in a £2million deal during the summer of 2007 and has made 17 starts and two substitute appearances in all competitions this term.