| Birmingham City's manager Trevor Francis
has hinted that a move to sign the Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore
on loan looks unlikely.
Birmingham's co-owner, David Sullivan, put the idea to Francis and is ready to match whatever wages Collymore earns at Villa Park.
``I wouldn't have thought that too much will come of this,'' said Francis.
``David has read, like we all have, about Stan's recent problems at Aston Villa and he said to me that whether it cost £20,000, £25,000 or £30,000 a week because it was a loan deal he wouldn't be bothered.
``He would love to see him playing for Birmingham City.
``I am not so sure. I like Stan as a guy but I am very reluctant for many reasons to bring somebody in like Stan Collymore.''