Birmingham City favourites for free agent Paul Anderson

HITC Sport understands Birmingham City are leading the chase to sign former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Birmingham City are closing in on the signing of former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson on a free transfer.

Anderson is currently a free agent after being released by Ipswich earlier this summer upon the expiration of his contract at Portman Road.

The 26-year-old made 68 appearances, scoring seven goals during his two years at Ipswich after joining from Bristol City.

A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in the former Liverpool youngster, but Birmingham are in pole position to land the 26-year-old.

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett is the market for attacking reinforcements as he looks to build on an impressive first season at St Andrew's and he sees Anderson as a key addition to his plans for next season.

Birmingham have yet to make a new signing so far this summer and Rowett is keen to push through a deal for Anderson ahead of the new Championship season on August 8.

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