The 21-year-old, who broke into the first team last season and signed a new two-year deal in February, will stay at St Andrew's until at least 2022. 'Manager Garry Monk has moved to secure the defender's future, with a second fresh deal in six months,' Blues said on their official website. 'This is a longer agreement, until June 2022, and replaces the contract that was negotiated just after the turn of the year.' Right-back Harding made his first-team debut as a substitute in the Carabao Cup in August and his league debut in a 3-0 win against Hull in February. He made 11 appearances in total last season and was named the club's young player of the season.
Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Roma goalkeeper Alisson after reports in Italy said an offer of 70m euros had been lodged.
Angry Alan Stubbs dubbed St Mirren's display against minnows Spartans 'unacceptable' after watching them scrape to a Betfred Cup bonus point on penalties.
Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has called for more of the same from Elliott Frear after the player hit a hat-trick in their opening game of the season.
Motherwell kicked off their season in style with a 5-0 win over Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday evening.
Steven Gerrard admitted he has concerns about Rangers' shot-shy strike-force after their stalemate with FK Shkupi in Macedonia.
Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri has completed his move to French club St-Etienne, the Black Cats have announced.