Birmingham City are still hoping to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dion Sanderson despite failing with a bid.

If you thought Wolves were done with offloading defenders this summer then think again.

Conor Coady has been sold to Leicester City whilst Brentford have completed the signing of Nathan Collins.

Max Kilman could yet be on his way out whilst Jonny, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Ryan Giles all face uncertain futures.

Then there is Dion Sanderson, whose time at Wolves is surely coming to an end.

The Wednesfield-born defender has been on the books at Wolves since the age of just eight.

First-team opportunities have been hard to come by though, playing just once at senior level.

That’s despite going out on loan five times now, joining Cardiff City, Sunderland, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham again last season.

The 23-year-old seems to be at home with the Blues and they are now chasing a permanent deal.

The Birmingham Mail report that Wolves have turned down a £1.5million bid from Birmingham for Sanderson.

Wolves are seeking around £2.25million for Sanderson, meaning the ball is back in Birmingham’s court.

Wolves will be aware of the Jude Bellingham windfall at Birmingham and may try to benefit by pushing Sanderson’s price tag a little higher.

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Birmingham City boss comments on Dion Sanderson

We would still expect to see Sanderson leave this summer and Birmingham seems like the most likely destination.

Blues boss John Eustace has now been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about his pursuit of Sanderson.

Eustace has admitted that he is ‘hopeful’ of getting a deal done to bring Sanderson back to St Andrew’s.

Eustace is though aware that other clubs want to sign Sanderson and is gearing up to battle them for the defender.

Sanderson would be a ‘fantastic’ signing according to Eustace, but Wolves will seemingly stick to their asking price as the Molineux exodus continues.

“I’m certainly hopeful. I know Dion has got a lot of admirers out there,” he said. “We are in the pecking order to try and sign him, but I do know there’s other clubs that will want to sign him as well.

“Dion knows what I think of him. I’ve said on a number of occasions in interviews how much I like him as a player and how much I respect him, if we can get him that would be fantastic.”

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