Birmingham City in talks with Cotterill over new deal

HITC Sport understands that Birmingham City are in talks with midfielder David Cotterill over a new deal.

Birmingham City are hoping to tie down David Cotterill to a new contract to ward off interest from potential suitors, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cotterill impressed at Birmingham last season after joining the club from Doncaster Rovers last summer on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old scored nine goals and provided eight assists and quickly established himself as a key member of Gary Rowett's side at St Andrew's.

Cotterill has also become a mainstay in Chris Coleman's Wales side, playing his part in their pursuit of reaching next summer's Euro 2016 finals.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in Cotterill this summer, but Birmingham are determined to keep the skilful midfielder.

Cotterill is entering the final year of his contract at St Andrew's and Birmingham are ready to offer him an extension to secure the former Wigan and Swansea star's long-term future.

Wales international Cotterill, who can play on either flank, made over 350 appearances in his career following spells at Bristol City, Wigan Athletic, Sheffield United, Portsmouth, Swansea City, Barnsley and Doncaster.

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