Midlands latest: WBA want another City star; Wolves face competition for 21 goal striker

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We bring you the latest news from Wesrt Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, Leicester City and Birmingham City

We bring you all the biggest news involving the clubs in the Midlands that has broken in the last 24 hours.

1) West Brom aim to land Jack Rodwell

West Bromwich Albion will launch an ambitious attempt to sign Jack Rodwell if they can offload some of their current midfielders, the Manchester Evening News report.

Baggies already have a bloated midfield department and are looking to sell some of their fringe players to make way for the arrival of Rodwell.

New WBA boss, Alan Irvine, knows all about the Manchester City midfielder having worked with him at Everton and he was full of praise for the 23-year-old, when revealing that West Brom could be interested in signing him.

“I know Jack really well as I live in Southport,” Irvine said.

“Jack’s a very good player, he’s had some injury problems but is a very good player.

“Manchester City bought him for a huge amount of money so I can’t imagine he would be someone available for a small fee.

“As for loans, what you tend to find is loans happen later.

2) Wolverhampton Wanderers looking to sign Callum Wilson

Wolverhampton Wanderers are one of four Championship clubs looking to sign Coventry City centre-forward Callum Wilson.

Wilson was one of League One’s star players last season, helping Coventry avoid the drop despite a ten point deduction, and now looks set for bigger and better things.

Brentford, Bournemouth, Wolves and Norwich are all hoping to sign the pacey front-man, who could cost over £3 million.

It is understood that Wolves consider this price too much to spend on a player that has never played above League One level, but Kenny Jackett is still keen to try and tempt him away from Coventry on the cheap.

3) Peter Coates expects more transfer business

Stoke City Chairman Peter Coates is anticipating that the club will do more business before the transfer-window closes.

The Potters have been the busiest side in the Premier League in terms of additions so far, but Coates doesn’t believe that the spending will stop just yet for his club.

“I know Mark is quite keen to get the right balance between British players and foreign players, that is important for him, just as it is to me too,” he said to the club’s official site.

“We are happy with what we have done so far, but I don’t envisage that being the end of it. I think there will still be a few more ins and outs.”

4) Middlesbrough pull of out deal for David Nugent

Middlesbrough have ended their interest in signing Leicester City striker David Nugent, according to reports.

‘Boro are known to be hunting a striker to add goals to their side for the upcoming season and were though to be keen on bringing Nugent to the Riverside.

However, after lodging their interest, they feel that Nugent’s representatives are trying to use them – and the three other clubs competing for the front-man’s signature – to increase his wages.

The one-time England international forward’s contract at Leicester expires and although the club are keen to keep him at the King Power Stadium, it looks as if he could be set for a move elsewhere.

5) Birmingham trying to sign Mark Little

Birmingham City are interested in signing Mark Little, after the defender’s contract expired at Peterborough United this summer, reports suggest.

Little is an attacking full-back, who impressed in League One with Posh last year, and it is thought that Blues will have to compete with Bristol City if they are to secure his signature.

Little actually went on trial at Birmingham last summer, but ended up extending his contract at London Road rather than moving elsewhere.

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