Birmingham City £3 million target’s medical date booked, Blues and West Brom battle for free agent

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

Clubs are shifting into higher gears now the countdown to the transfer window deadline day is on. There have been plenty of deals to monitor and enjoy so far but the rumours haven’t stopped just yet, as there are still some days for more twists and turns to present themselves.

Before full focus shifts to the 2023/24 Championship season, let’s take a look at the latest talks involving Birmingham City and West Brom that are still swirling around the summer rumour mill.

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Blues move for centre-back ‘sealed’

Birmingham could be set to unveil their latest signing of the window at any point now after a breakthrough in their pursuit of 22-year-old defender Emanuel Aiwu. According to the latest update from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have ‘sealed’ a £3 million deal for the Cremonese centre-back and he is scheduled to undergo his medical today.

Despite only joining the Italian outfit last summer, Aiwu has been linked to a move to England for some time now. Burnley were reportedly also interested in snapping the Austrian up prior to their promotion to the Premier League but it now looks like he is set to make his English debut at St Andrew’s instead.

Birmingham and Albion in race for free agent

West Brom and Birmingham are both in the running to sign USA international Reggie Cannon before the transfer window closes, according to the Daily Mail. The right-back is available to sign for free after terminating his contract with former club Boavista over unpaid wages — he was reportedly paid on time just once in the space of three years.

Cannon wants to remain to remain in Europe and he is attracting a lot of attention from English clubs, including the Baggies and the Blues, but they do face competition from Championship rivals Stoke City and Premier League new boys Burnley.

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