Clark - No pressure to sell
Blues boss confident he can keep top talents
Last Updated: July 17, 2012 12:36pm
Lee Clark claims he is under no pressure to part with Birmingham's prized assets, with the club confident they can retain the services of Curtis Davies.
Norwich have made their interest in Davies known, with former Blues boss Chris Hughton now in charge at Carrow Road.
No bid has been lodged as yet, though, with the Canaries aware that they would need to dig deep in order to land the centre-half.
Birmingham have made it clear to those sniffing around their top talents that only 'crazy' money will be considered.
Taking that into account, Clark believes he will start the 2012/13 campaign with the core of his squad intact.
"I haven't been told by the board that Curtis has to go," Clark told the Birmingham Mail.
"Curtis hasn't made a point to me he wants to go.
"I have had a face-to-face meeting with Curtis, he was very positive in the meeting, he has been very receptive to the training.
"As I have said all along, we are going to get rumours because there are good players here.
"I haven't got a problem with that. All I can say is I haven't been told by the board that, if a bid comes in, we have to accept it.
"What has been said is - and this has been made public - that for any of the players it would have to be a crazy amount of money for us to consider it.
"And we have shown that when (acting chairman) Peter Pannu turned down £6million for Jack Butland."