Axed Sunderland director De Fanti linked with Birmingham move

BLUES BID? ... Roberto De Fanti
BLUES BID? ... Roberto De Fanti
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FORMER Sunderland director of football Roberto De Fanti has been linked with a move to buy Birmingham City.

Ex-agent De Fanti was sacked from his role at the Stadium of Light in January after a disastrous summer spending spree of 14 players has been one of the main reasons for Sunderland’s struggles this season.

There has been unconfirmed speculation that De Fanti is involved in a bid to buy Birmingham and use the Championship outfit as a feeding club for Italian giants Lazio.

Reports in the Midlands today though have suggested investment banker Panos Pavlakis, who is already on the club’s board, is in pole position to secure a part-sale from owner Carston Yeung.