Birmingham City ‘interested’ in former Sunderland star, ex-West Brom and Nottingham Forest ace also on radar

The latest updates for Birmingham City as we continue into the chaos of the summer transfer window.

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Now we’re into July, the transfer window talks are really hotting up and Birmingham City continue to scour the market for some crucial new recruits this summer. As the Blues are surely eager to improve on their 17th place finish in the Championship last season, here’s a look at some of the latest transfer updates for Tuesday.

Blues eyeing up 17-goal free agent

Birmingham are said to be ‘particularly interested’ in signing striker Josh Maja this summer, following his departure from Bordeaux. The 24-year-old leaves the club following the expiration of his contract, meaning he is available to be snapped up for no transfer fee.

French journalist Ignazio Genuardi has reported that Bordeaux are moving to replace Maja and has slipped in that the Blues are keen on what the outgoing player has to offer. The London-born Nigeria international racked up an impressive 17 goals and six assists for the Ligue 2 outfit last season and has previously represented Sunderland, Stoke City, and Fulham.

Former Millwall man appears on the radar

As interest continues to build for Tahith Chong, Birmingham are assessing a number of options on the transfer market as they look to potentially replace him. As it stands, newly promoted Luton Town are interested in snapping him up.

Werder Bremen’s Oliver Burke is one of the latest names to be linked to St Andrews, according to Birmingham Live. Following two loan spells in the Championship with Millwall, the Scot has been tipped to move back to England and the Blues are keen on his signature.

Burke has played for Sheffield United, West Brom and Nottingham Forest in the past, as well as stints in Europe. The forward scored twice in eight starts for Millwall last season as part of the side that fell agonisingly short of a place in the play-offs.