Birmingham Offer Espanyol Zigic - Report

  • Last Updated: January 25 2012, 11:02 GMT

Birmingham are reported to have offered Espanyol the chance to sign Serbian striker Nikola Zigic on a six-month loan.

Nikola Zigic: Linked with Espanyol move

Catalan sports daily Sport claims a temporary deal with the option of a sale at the end of it has been proposed by the Championship side.

Espanyol were linked with the towering striker in the summer, while the likes of Cesena, Granada and Dijon are also understood to have been sounded out about signing the 31-year-old.

Espanyol are in the market for new attacking players and are currently holding talks with Ajax forward Mounir El Hamdaoui.

The Moroccan international's agent, Sigi Lens, met with the Catalan outfit for the second time on Wednesday but no agreement has yet been reached.

It is understood Espanyol - who crashed out of the Copa del Rey to lowly Mirandes last night - are mulling over their options with Zigic and Tottenham's Giovani Dos Santos also in their thoughts.

One player leaving Estadi Cornella-El Prat is Argentine midfielder Jesus Datolo who is set to complete a switch back to South America to sign for Brazilian outfit Internacional de Porto Alegre.