Watford have made an approach for Birmingham City’s Kristian Pedersen but the two clubs are apart on their valuation for the player right now.
The 25-year-old joined Blues at the start of the previous season and even though it has been a pretty tough time for the club in the 18 months since, Pedersen has been one of the better performers in that time.
And, it appears his form has caught the eye, with Football Insider revealing that the Hornets have made contact with Blues over a potential transfer – although a fee is some way short of being agreed.
However, the report also claims that Birmingham are worried that the Premier League side could step up their efforts to land Pedersen before Friday’s deadline.
They state that Nigel Pearson is a big fan of the player and feels his versatility would be key to helping Watford stay in the top-flight, with Pedersen capable of playing centre-back and left-midfield if needed.
Losing the former Union Berlin man would be a major blow for Pep Clotet, with Pedersen an ever-present for Blues this season.
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This has to be a real worry for Birmingham as Pedersen is not only a regular but he is a very good player as well.
He would be hard to replace and there’s not a natural left-back that would step in, so Blues need to hold firm and only cash in if a stupid offer is tabled and they secure a replacement.
The concern will be that their financial situation means the board may consider an offer and it’s obvious that playing in the Premier League is going to appeal to Pedersen.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out now and it could be a busy few days for Birmingham.
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