Birmingham City have made a fresh offer for Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia.
Alex McLeish confirmed the news at a media conference today ahead of Thursday's Rochdale Carling Cup Second Round tie at St Andrew's.
McLeish was given the green light from the Blues board to step up his long-standing interest after meeting with them on Tuesday afternoon.
Blues' previous bid for N'Zogbia was worth around £8 million, with Wigan insisting they wanted £10 million for the winger.
Blues are also on the hunt for other players before the transfer window closes, including a left-back, McLeish revealed.