Man City and Spurs chasing Serbian striker

Zigic has long been linked with a move away from Birmingham and the likes of Everton, Wigan and Sunderland are also reportedly considering making a move for the striker.

“A few English teams are showing interest in Zigic, but the obstacle now is his high wage at Birmingham,” Zigic’s agent, Milan Calasan, told Serbian daily Blic.

“There has been interest from Everton, Wigan and Sunderland, but they cannot meet the quoted price.

“Zigic certainly won’t be playing in the Championship. There are clubs in England which are willing to meet the demands for him, and it is possible he will be continuing his career in the Premier League.”

He added: “Roberto Mancini admires Zigic and would love to see him at Manchester City. If Adebayor departs this summer, the transfer could happen.

“As for Redknapp, he is also heaping praise on Zigic, but he already has Crouch among his ranks.”