Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Blues' Miller bid accepted

Kenny Miller

Birmingham City have had a bid accepted for Rangers striker Kenny Miller, the midlands club have confirmed.

Blues are set to pay an initial fee of £600,000 for Miller who is out of contract in the summer.

Miller is now thinking over the personal terms offered by City before deciding whether or not to move to St. Andrew's.

If the deal goes through, Miller will be reunited with Birmingham manager Alex McLeish whom he played under when the latter was Scotland boss.

McLeish has made no secret of his desire to bring in a proven goalscorer during the January transfer window.

Blues have also made a bid for out-of-favour Tottenham striker Robbie Keane in the last few days.

Miller, 31, had previously played south of the border for Wolves and Derby and has been a consistent scorer throughout his career. He rejoined Rangers from the Rams for a second spell during the summer of 2008.

Miller, who has also had spells with Hibernian and Celtic, has won more than 50 international caps during the past decade.

McLeish is aware his side have to start being more clinical in front of goal, with midfielder Craig Gardner their leading scorer this season with just five goals.

If McLeish gets his man, Miller could make his debut in the derby clash with Aston Villa at St. Andrew's in nine days time.

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