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Harlee Dean impressed on loan on Wednesday in the second half of last season despite injuries hampering her progress.

The 30-year-old started last season as club captain at Birmingham City but fell out of favor under manager Lee Bowyer and became available in the January window.

It was reported that Wednesday wanted to bring Dean to Hillsborough on a permanent basis and that they had been ‘keeping tabs’ on his situation over the summer.

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Dean’s wages appear to be a major stumbling block in any potential deal, but he remains out of favor under Bowyer and Birmingham are reportedly willing to let him leave the club for nothing in the coming weeks.

But news of an impending takeover of Birmingham threatens to change the landscape of Dean’s future.

Laurence Bassini, the controversial former owner of Watford, has reportedly swapped deals over the £35m purchase of the club from St Andrews, with Bassini himself telling Birmingham Live he expects the agreement is reached in the next few days.

The report says Bassini will seek to shake things up when it comes to decision-making roles at the club, saying he is looking to act not as chairman but as owner and will appoint a board of directors of “very experienced footballers”. people’.

Where that leaves Bowyer remains to be seen. It had been reported that Bassini would be keen to bring in former QPR manager Mark Warburton as manager, one of Dean’s former managers from their time together at Brentford.

Warburton has reportedly remained a keen admirer of Dean, his former captain at Griffin Park, and has been interested in taking him to Nottingham Forest and QPR since selling him to Birmingham in 2017.

Dean’s Bowyer bridges appeared to have been slightly burned by comments made by the two men in the media after his arrival on Wednesday.

A change to appoint Warburton could well see any thoughts of the Birmingham defender leaving a blow.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-14 04:00:00

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