Birmingham City ‘interested in signing’ Manchester United midfielder this summer

Mejbri is expected to leave Old Trafford on loan for the upcoming season

Birmingham City are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.

According to SportsMole (via Sky Sports News) Blues are among a number of Championship clubs hoping to sign Mejbri on loan this season. The report states that West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, Millwall and Birmingham are all showing an interest in the Tunisia international.

Mejbri featured twice for Man United in the Premier League last season, but the 19-year-old isn’t expected to be part of Erik Ten Hag’s plans for the upcoming season.

Gayle blow

Meanwhile, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion have both faced a huge transfer blow with Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle opting for a move to Championship rivals, Stoke City. The forward has been heavily linked with a move to both West Midlands clubs over the last fortnight but has instead chose to join the Potters on a two-year deal.

Both Blues and Albion remain keen to add new blood to their respective forward departments and Gayle would have been the perfect addition for either.

The 32-year-old has 59 goals in 100 Championship appearances and has proved lethal at this level in the past.

Birmingham are yet to replace last year’s loanee Lyle Taylor whilst the Baggies, away from Daryl Dike, are short of ‘natural striker’ options at the Hawthorns. There’s plenty of time still left for both to add a new face or two in those areas but those of Gayle’s proven quality will be hard to come by.

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