The Mirror reported via their live transfer blog on Monday [01:53pm] that the St Andrew’s club has been rocked by a bombshell that may now see them forced to keep hold of any players that they are wishing to sell – including Stockdale – and they may not even be able to play new signing Kristian Pedersen.
It is understood that Birmingham broke Financial Fair Play rules last summer when they splashed the cash on 13 new players.
Former Leeds manager Monk is now facing the daunting task of going into next season without the ability to use the transfer market to get rid of undesirables or welcome new recruits.
And while some Leeds fans may enjoy seeing Monk in such a dire situation – it is bad news for the Whites as well.
Championship veteran Stockdale, who has a total of 232 appearances in England’s second-tier, has been widely reported to be on Leeds’ radar this summer.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that United want the 32-year-old on a season-long loan deal, however recent reports by the same paper say that their hopes of signing him at all were dwindling after an offer was turned down by Blues.
If those hopes weren’t already dead, they must surely be now and Marcelo Bielsa will have to look elsewhere to find a new man to play between the sticks.
Maybe letting Andy Lonergan leave by mutual consent last week was a very poor decision.