Birmingham City and Hibs have been unable to agree a deal that would have seen Kevin Nisbet become a Blues striker.

Aitor Karanka was looking to add another SPFL striker to his Birmingham City ranks after securing Sam Cosgrove from Aberdeen on Sunday. The Blues had launched two bids for Nisbet but they were rejected.

Nisbet won't be a Birmingham City player this month.

Nisbet won’t be a Birmingham City player this month. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In today’s press conference, Hibs manager Jack Ross confirmed that his top scorer would feature for the Hibees in Tuesday’s night’s match with St Mirren. This was met with a caution of ‘nothing surprises me in football’ from Ross and so it proved.

Less than 30 minutes after these comments, news broke that Nisbet had handed in a transfer request in order to push through a deal to Birmingham City. The striker signed for Hibs in the summer but a deal this month would have provided Ross’ club with a sizeable profit and Nisbet a life-changing move.

But Birmingham City are unwilling to match Hibs’ £3.5 million valuation and the deal is dead, leaving Nisbet unhappy according to one report. Now all parties will have to pick up the pieces and move on from this transfer saga.

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