Harry Redknapp’s revolution at Birmingham City is well underway.
The former Spurs and Portsmouth boss kept the Blues in the Championship by a whisker last season, having inherited a mess from Gianfranco Zola when he took over.
Craig Gardner is the most high-profile signing so far, which is perhaps a little disappointing given some of the names that have been linked.
Robbie Keane and Ashley Cole have both been thrown into the frame and there may yet be progress on those two – but it looks as if Redknapp may be bringing in a realistic big name soon.
The Daily Mail report he has set his sights on Everton winger Aaron Lennon with a view to taking him on loan.
The former England international missed the end of last season due to well-documented personal difficulties, but he returned to training this pre-season. One of his most famous moments in a Tottenham shirt came under Redknapp in the Champions League, when he provided the pass to Peter Crouch that saw the Lilywhites beat AC Milan 1-0 in the San Siro.
Lennon, 30, hasn’t played in the Championship since he was a teenager at Leeds.
Middlesbrough’s Stewart Downing is another option being considered, with Birmingham evidently eyeing Premier League experience as they hope to push for promotion.