Wolves have had a £7 million bid for Birmingham’s Roger Johnson accepted. The Guardian states that Mick McCarthy is eager to bolster his options at centre back, and will now discuss personal terms with the relegated defender.
The 28-year-old signed for the St Andrew outfit from Cardiff for £5 million in 2009, and quickly formed an effective partnership with fellow Englishman Scott Dann. With the Midlands club’s demotion to The Championship, a move back to the Premier League for the Surrey born player seems likely, with Birmingham reportedly initially asking for £10 million for their talisman, but reaching a compromise at £7 million.
If the deal does go through it will be the club’s joint record transfer fee, equalling the tally spent on Burnley forward Steven Fletcher last summer. The move for Johnson comes after the Molineux side failed in a £3 million bid for Reading’s Matt Mills, who has since joined Sven Goran Eriksson’s Leicester City.