Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has turned down the chance of a move to Birmingham, according to Sky sources.
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark is keeping quiet on reports he wants to sign Newcastle United attacker Hatem Ben Arfa on loan.
Wigan wiped the floor with beleaguered Birmingham after claiming a 4-0 victory in their Championship clash at the DW Stadium.
James McArthur's uncertain future may cause him to miss Wigan's Sky Bet Championship fixture with Birmingham.
Notts County have completed the signing teenage midfielder Reece Brown on loan from Birmingham.
Lee Clark refused to blame the officials after Birmingham's 3-0 defeat to Sunderland - instead preferring to praise his team.
Three late goals gave Sunderland a 3-0 win at Birmingham and a place in the Capital One Cup third round
Birmingham manager Lee Clark is yet to decide whether he will be putting terms to trialist Matty Pattison.