Birmingham City are reported to be close to agreeing a deal with Chelsea to take Jiri Jarosik on loan, and are also said to be interested in signing Geremi.
Michael Essien’s imminent arrival at Stamford Bridge means the midfield duo are probably surplus to requirements, although Geremi’s versatility and wage demands suggest he’s less likely to leave.
Birmingham are believed to have held talks with Chelsea over the past few weeks and sources suggest that the Midlands club have first refusal on Jarosik.
Jarosik keen on Birmingham loan switch · Update
Jiri Jarosik has confirmed he’s interested in a loan move to Birmingham City.
“I think it should not be a problem for Birmingham to take over my contract with Chelsea, it is not anything too demanding,” said Jarosik.
“I would probably not go somewhere to worsen my financial conditions.
“I have not decided definitely. I would prefer a loan, hopefully Chelsea are not thinking about a transfer.
“I am waiting to hear the opinion of coach Jose Mourinho — he is the key person to decide.”
Jarosik has also turned down a move to CSKA but has not ruled out a possible return to the club in the January transfer window.
“The competition at Chelsea after the arrival of Essien is even higher, so we will see,” he said.
“We may return to the negotiations with CSKA in the winter. I may not say for sure that I am not going to play for them next year.”