Birmingham's Carling Cup final hero Ben Foster hopes highly-rated defender Roger Johnson stays at St Andrews despite being linked with several leading clubs, but conceded "everybody has their price".
Birmingham City have confirmed the loan signing of Obafemi Martins from Rubin Kazan, after the 26-year-old Nigerian passed a medical at St Andrew's.
Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer has been handed a three-match ban for his stamp on Bacary Sagna during the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal.
Manchester United sealed their status as Premier League leaders going into the new year, but they dropped two big points in their bid to become champions as Birmingham City claimed a last-gasp 1-1 draw at St Andrew's.
Gerard Houllier has hardly enjoyed a honeymoon start to life as Aston Villa manager, winning just four of his opening 12 games, but he will continue to put his faith in Villa's young stars.
Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson believes Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina was all that stood between the Blues and three points, as the sides shared the spoils at St Andrew's.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that a team-bonding trip to famous Scottish golf course St Andrews has helped his side in the Premier League title race.
West Ham owner David Gold has been banned from attending Saturday's match with Birmingham over comments he made to the press.