Birmingham City dealt £1.2 million transfer ‘blow’, West Brom rival Leeds for Championship defender

The latest transfer updates surrounding Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.

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The Championship season is well underway and both Birmingham City and West Brom have banked their first win of the campaign. The Blues are currently ninth after their opening day draw with Swansea and 1-0 win over Leeds United last time out.

Albion afre 14th, having bounced back from their loss against Blackburn Rovers to emerge victorious over the Swans after a five-goal thriller.

Both Birmingham and West Brom still have some time to bring in some fresh faces too — here’s a look at the latest updates on their transfer rumour mill.

Birmingham transfer ‘blow’ as striker signs elsewhere

It seems Birmingham are going to miss out on signing Sory Kaba this summer as he is expected to ‘seal a £1.3 million move to Las Palmas’ instead. The announcement is due tomorrow, as reported by Darren Witcoop, who reports that the Blues had also made a deal with FC Midtjylland for their striker, but now look to be missing out on his services.

“Blow for Birmingham, who also agreed a fee, and Watford were also in running for the FC Midtjylland striker. Kaba due to fly to Spain on Friday for medical after agreeing terms,” Witcoop wrote on Twitter.

Kaba spent the second half of last season on loan with Cardiff City, where scored eight goals in the Championship. Since then he has attracted a lot of attention, especially with his current contract set to expire next summer, but the Blues have fallen short of the mark on this occasion.

West Brom and Leeds join race for defender

West Brom have entered the race to sign Millwall defender Jake Cooper, joining Leeds as the newcomers to the party. According to Football Insider, the two Championship sides are now rivalling Rangers for the 28-year-old, who is now into the final year of his contract with the Lions.

Because of the slim amount of time Millwall have left to cash in before they lose Cooper for free, potential suitors are hoping to land a cut price deal for his services. Rangers have a long-standing interest in the centre-back but Albion and Leeds could stand in a better position if he wants to remain in England.

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