Aston Villa reject bid from Birmingham for Gardner

The 23-year-old has made only one appearance for the Premier League side this season.

“Birmingham have made an inquiry and have also made a bid. The bid hasn’t been accepted,” said O’Neill.

“There have also been other enquiries from clubs which have not been followed up with a bid.

“I would love to keep Craig but he wants to play and if the two clubs can agree on things, he probably would go.”