Birmingham City transfer news: Blues to complete new signing, Reading close in on free agent

The latest Championship transfer news

Birmingham City were beaten 2-0 away at Rotherham United over the weekend.

It has been a tough start to the season for the Midlands club under new boss John Eustace.

They find themselves 21st in the Championship table after one win in their opening six matches.

They still have the opportunity to bolster their ranks ahead of the end of the transfer window.

Here is a look at the latest transfer news across the division...

BIRMINGHAM EXPECTED TO SIGN YOUNGSTER

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Birmingham City are expected to complete the loan signing of Manchester United academy graduate Hannibal Mejbri (Daily Mail).

HULL CITY TO LAND PELKAS

Hull City haven’t stopped their ambitious recruitment drive just yet and are poised to sign Fenerbahce winger Dimitrios Pelkas (Hull Live).

SWANSEA TO SIGN MIDFIELDER

Swansea City are hoping to complete a season-long loan deal for Wolves midfielder Luke Cundle. The 20-year-old is being tipped for a bright future in the game (BBC Sport).

HUDDERSFIELD TO BOLSTER ATTACK

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Huddersfield Town have reached a full agreement to lure striker Tyreece Simpson to Yorkshire from League One side Ipswich Town (Football Insider).

AFC WIMBLEDON ACE WANTED

Watford and QPR are interested in AFC Wimbledon playmaker Ayoub Assal, with the youngster also on the radar of third tier promotion hopefuls Peterborough United (The Mirror).

BURNLEY EYE ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE ADDITION

Burnley are keen to land Aston Villa forward Carney Chukwuemeka, who is also said to be wanted by some League One teams before the end of the transfer window (Daily Mail).

BLACKBURN TO WIN TRANSFER RACE

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Blackburn Rovers are expected to win the race for Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg ahead of some league rivals. The defender spent last term on loan at Preston North End and was a hit at Deepdale (Lancashire Telegraph).

READING CLOSE TO FREE AGENT

Reading are close to signing free agent midfielder Massimo Luongo. The Australian is available following his departure from Sheffield Wednesday in late June (Daily Mail).

STOKE EYE DEFENDER

Stoke City are interested in a loan move for Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez. He has fallen down the pecking order with the Toon Army (Alan Nixon on Patreon).