Birmingham City target Lois Diony has not been subject to any bids this summer, according to Dijon’s chairman in L’Equipe (via The Birmingham Mail).
The 24-year-old striker enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Ligue 1 side last season, bagging 11 goals in just 35 league matches, and laying on eight assists to help them to a 16th place finish in the division, just a point clear of the relegation play-off zone.
Ultimately, it was Diony’s goals that helped keep the French outfit in the top-flight last term, and his excellent goal-scoring form has attracted interest from around Europe, with Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham reportedly joining the likes of Brighton and Saint-Etienne in the race for the forward.
However, the club’s chairman Olivier Darcourt has confirmed that Dijon have yet to receive any bids despite mounting speculation.
He told L’Equipe (via The Birmingham Mail): ‘We have not received any offers.’
These comments are sure to interest Birmingham fans, who have seen their club land Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale and reportedly offer Chelsea legend John Terry a deal in recent weeks to demonstrate a clear statement of intent ahead of the new Championship campaign.
The Blues narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier last term, needing two wins from their final three matches to do so, yet with 70-year-old Redknapp at the helm, optimism has been renewed that they can indeed challenge near the upper echelons of the division once again.
And with an impressive 33 goals and 17 assists for Dijon in recent years, being linked with players in the calibre of Diony will only increase those expectations further, but with no offer made for the 24-year-old, it remains to be seen exactly where the £2.55 million-rated goal machine (as per Transfermarkt) will be playing his trade come August.
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