Birmingham manager Lee Clark is keeping quiet on reports he wants to sign Newcastle attacker Hatem Ben Arfa on loan.
Real Madrid were keeping their cards close to their chest regarding a potential swoop for striker Javier Hernandez.
The attacking midfielder, who turned 17 on Wednesday, helped the Whites to the Under-18s Premier League title last season.
The England Under-17s international recently scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 FA Youth Cup victory over Tottenham and has been rewarded with a first professional deal until at least 2016.
"Pat has made excellent progress and we're pleased with the performances he has been showing," academy director Huw Jennings told the club's official website.
"He knows that he has to continue to work hard, but if he shows the same application, desire and determination there's no reason why he can't be very successful."