Report: Birmingham offer £1.5m to re-sign Diego Fabbrini

Birmingham City have reportedly made a bid to re-sign Watford's Middlesbrough loanee Diego Fabbrini.

According to the Daily Mail, Birmingham City have offered Watford £1.5m to sign forward Diego Fabbrini - despite his loan deal with Middlesbrough.

The Blues sold star winger Demarai Gray to Leicester City earlier this month, and whilst they brought in Sunderland's Will Buckley as his replacement, manager Gary Rowett may still have money to spend.

Another addition to boost his attacking options would be smart, and the Daily Mail report that Rowett is looking to complete a deal to reunite with Diego Fabbrini.

The 25-year-old Italian is currently on loan with Championship leaders Middlesbrough, where he has scored six goals in 26 games having signed a season-long loan deal from Watford in the summer.

However, the Daily Mail's report suggests that Middlesbrough are pulling out all the stops to sign Fulham forward Ross McCormack this month, which could push Fabbrini down the pecking order.

With that in mind, it's stated that Birmingham are looking to re-sign Fabbrini in a £1.5m deal, after the former Udinese man spent time on loan at St. Andrews last season.

The move would involve Watford and Middlesbrough cancelling the existing loan deal around five months early, enabling Fabbrini to make a permanent switch to Birmingham, in a potentially complicated series of events - but it's unclear whether Watford would accept that £1.5m offer from Rowett's Blues.

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