Date: 8th January 2015 at 7:02pm
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AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake has refused to comment on transfer speculation linking the Cherries with Birmingham City’s Demarai Gray.

The Cherries first reported interest in the 18 year old striker came on New Years Eve, when Birmingham rejected an ‘insulting offer’ from AFCB.

That insulting offer was reportedly in the region of £1.5million and this week, Birmingham have claimed that the Cherries have had a second improved bid in the region of £2million rejected.

Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett told

“The club felt the last offer was derisory and I think for a player of his talent that was right.

“What it does though is send a little bit of a positive message out to people that we’re not going to undervalue any players that we`ve got and we`re not in a desperate rush to sell anyone.

“I think he`s a huge talent and I would expect lots of clubs to be interested in him, so it will be interesting how the month goes.”

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the Daily Echo

“Our policy is to conduct our transfer business in private and not through local or national newspapers or any other media.

“The manager has made our position crystal clear and we, as a club, will not be commenting on transfer speculation.

“Like a lot of other clubs, we are active in the transfer market and the manager has already said publicly that he and his staff are looking at players. Should anything come to fruition, it would be reported through the correct channels on our official website.”

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