Birmingham City Reject £5m Bid From Bolton For Striker

St Andrew’s star could be on his way to the Reebok Stadium.

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Bolton Wanderers have had a £5million offer rejected for Birmingham City striker Cameron Jerome.

The Blues were relegated on the final day of last season and now face a struggle to keep hold of their stars as they struggle to balance the books.

The cash-strapped club could lose many players with Scott Dann, Craig Gardner and Liam Ridgewell all reportedly on the radar of other clubs.

Jerome has been identified by Bolton manager Owen Coyle, who is hunting for a replacement for Johan Elmander, who has joined Galatasaray on a free transfer.

But the Trotters’ initial bid falls short of the £8million price tag Birmingham have slapped on their hit-man, according to Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old only hit five goals in 42 appearances last term as he was often left isolated on his own up front.

Jerome made the switch to St Andrews in 2006 from Cardiff and has attracted interest from other clubs including Stoke, who tried to sign him twice last season.

He helped the club pull off a shock Carling Cup win over Arsenal to lift their first trophy major trophy since 1963.

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