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Report: Monk wants Djoum and Naismith to sign pre-contract deals with Birmingham

Birmingham City Manager Garry Monk looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Birmingham City at Liberty Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

Birmingham City could snap up two Hearts stars on pre-contract deals.

Birmingham City Manager Garry Monk looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Birmingham City at Liberty Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

According to The Scottish Sun, Birmingham City boss Garry Monk wants to land Hearts duo Arnaud Djoum and Steven Naismith on pre-contract agreements.

The Blues have little budget to work with, so Monk is on the lookout for players who can come in on free transfers at the end of the season.

Monk appears to be looking north of the border, and is looking to raid Heart of Midlothian for two of their influential players.

 

The Scottish Sun claim Djoum and Naismith are both on Birmingham's wish list, with pre-contract offers to the duo potentially in the pipeline.

Monk has allegedly had the pair watched on a number of occasions this season, including the recent trip to take on Kilmarnock earlier this month.

Djoum, 29, has featured prominently since his 2015 move to Tynecastle, and has notched 19 caps for Cameroon whilst enduring a nomadic career which has taken him to Belgium, Holland, Turkey and Poland.

Arnaud Djoum of Cameroon  during the  International Friendly match between Brazil  v Cameroon  at the Stadium MK on November 20, 2018 in Milton Keynes United Kingdom

Meanwhile, Naismith has grabbed nine goals in 16 league games this season, and could provide a boost to the Birmingham attacking options.

The 32-year-old is only on loan from Norwich, but with his deal at Carrow Road expiring this summer, Birmingham may hope to keep him in English football.

Steven Naismith of Scotland reacts to a missed chance during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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