We’re not sure if TuttoMercatoWeb have got their English clubs starting with ‘B’ mixed up, but now it’s Birmingham City’s turn to be interested in Brescia’s Leonardo Morosini.
On Tuesday, the Italian website broke a story claiming that Brighton & Hove Albion ‘desired’ the 24-year-old at the AMEX Stadium for the second half of the season, as the Serie A side would only let him leave on loan for the next six months.
Fast forward 24 hours or so, and now it’s Birmingham who have apparently joined the race late on, trying to overtake leaders Ascoli at the last minute.
TuttoMercatoWeb claim Pep Clotet, currently in charge at St Andrew’s, is trying to use his relationship with Massimo Cellino, Brescia’s owner, to get something ‘more concrete’ done.
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The two men know each other from the Spaniard’s time at Leeds United, where he was Garry Monk’s assistant manager during Cellino’s last season at Elland Road.
With all that in mind, Morosini’s entourage are now reported to be in Brescia in order to define the midfielder’s future.
As things stand, Ascoli ‘still remain in pole position’, but they are now aware of Birmingham ‘trying to insert themselves by surprise’.
No mention of Brighton, funnily enough…