Report: Birmingham interested in Leeds United’s Scott Wootton

Championship side Birmingham City are reportedly keen on signing Scott Wootton, who is also a target for Rotherham.

Wootton is currently on loan with the Millers, and is set to return to Elland Road on January 10 when his deal expires.

However, his time back with the Whites is unlikely to be a success, and, being behind Jason Pearce, Liam Cooper and Giuseppe Bellusci in Neil Redfearn’s pecking order has increased the likelihood that he will be back on his way out of Elland Road as soon as he returns.

Having arrived at Leeds in 2013 for £1 million, the former Manchester United trainee has failed to live up to his promising reputation. He had made just two appearances this term before leaving for the Whites' Yorkshire rivals, where he has enjoyed a more consistent run in the first-team, playing six games.

The two clubs were said to be in talks over making the deal a permanent one this month, and it appears as if Wootton will push the move through considering his bad fortune at Elland Road, but the Millers could now face some competition from a fellow Championship club - Birmingham City.

The Blues are slowly climbing the Championship table after a poor start to the campaign, although they have one of the worst defences in the division, causing manager Gary Rowett to look at strengthening the back-line, with Wootton said to be his number one target.

As per the Yorkshire Post, Leeds are willing to discuss a permanent move for the 23-year-old, and Birmingham could look to take advantage, despite Wootton’s previous spell with Rotherham.

With Wootton’s loan deal set to expire following Rotherham’s game with Brentford on Saturday, both interested parties will hope to have secured a permanent transfer by the next round of fixtures on the weekend of January 17.

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