Birmingham end interest in AJ

Last updated : 24 May 2005 By Nik Taylor
Birmingham City have given up in their attempts to lure Andrew Johnson back to St Andrews from Palace.

Steve Bruce’s side had been linked with a rumoured £4m bid for the 24-year-old striker, who left Birmingham as a makeweight in the Clinton Morrison deal three years ago.

"Crystal Palace made it clear that he is not for sale and at no point was a bid actually placed," a statement read.

"As far as we are concerned that is the end of the matter and manager Steve Bruce will look at other targets."