Swansea and Norwich vie for signature of Birmingham's Nathan Redmond

Birmingham City's highly rated England Under-21 international Nathan Redmond is set to leave St Andrew's after the Championship club accepted two bids, from Swansea City and Norwich City, for the winger's services.

Redmond, a member of Stuart Pearce's squad for the European Under-21 Championship in Israel earlier this month, had effectively been available for transfer due to Birmingham's current financial predicament with the club hopeful of raising around £3m through his sale.

Fulham had also expressed an interest for the 19-year-old, who became the Blues' second youngest ever player when he made his debut at the age of 16 years and 173 days in a League Cup tie against Rochdale.

The player, who has a year to run on his contract, can now discuss personal terms but may yet be swayed to rejoin Chris Hughton, the former Birmingham manager, at Carrow Road though there remains the possibility that other suitors – Everton and West Bromwich Albion have been mooted – now emerge to compete for the youngster's signature.

"What we have had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn't been accepted," the Blues' manager, Lee Clark, told the Birmingham Mail. "Now it's up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if it's right for him.

"It's another one where you don't want to lose the player, but you understand the reasons why he has to go. Unfortunately that's where we are at the moment and we have just got to get on with it. Nathan was terrific for me second half of the season. I think he kicked on again from where he had been in his first full season and then he carried it all on in the under-21s. That's why the interest has intensified in him."

Clark, who has signed Tom Adeyemi on a free transfer from Norwich, is also to lose his influential centre-half, Curtis Davies, to newly promoted Hull City for around £2.25m. His departure could yet be off-set by the arrival of Kyle Bartley on a season-long loan from Swansea as part of any deal that takes Redmond to the Liberty Stadium.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Dominic Fifield, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 24th June 2013 23.10 Europe/London

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