Liverpool, Newcastle United & Southampton On Alert Over Jack Butland Availability

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Premier League clubs are on alert over the availability of goalkeeper Jack Butland after cash-strapped Birmingham City slashed his asking price to £3.5million according to reports.

England under-21 goalkeeper Butland is being watched by several top flight clubs including Southampton, who had a bid turned down in the summer, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Fulham and had been expected to cost around the £6million mark.

But with Birmingham in desperate need of funds, the Daily Mirror report that the Championship club are likely to accept an offer of £3.5million if it comes in this month before the end of the transfer window.

“The only official bid the club have had is the one that was turned down in the summer from Southampton, just as I was taking the job,” Birmingham manager Lee Clark is quoted as saying by Sportinglife.

“That’s not to say we haven’t had lots of interest in Jack and people asking the question. But, in terms of somebody actually putting down that they want to take him and what they’re willing to pay, that hasn’t materialised.

“With my football manager’s head on, I don’t want that to happen. But, in terms of the future of the club, it’s been talked about already by the chairman that it probably needs to happen.”

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