Ferguson Interest Confirmed

Last updated : 04 July 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues boss is keen to sign a couple of midfielders having already signed a goalkeeper, a striker and three centre-backs already during this close-season and he has expressed an interest in the 31-year-old Scotland international.

"Barry is definitely someone that we have given consideration to, amongst others," McLeish told Sky Sports News.

"I don't want to commit myself right away to the midfield situation, because there is still a wee bit to go, a little bit of work to be done.

"We hope to bring in a midfielder of real quality, who can go anywhere in the league and not be fazed by taking the ball.

"Maybe I could target a couple, Barry Ferguson could be one.

"We have others in the pipeline that we have been working hard on. Ferguson has come late in the day in terms of knowing that he is now available.

"But we are not making our mind up right now."