Birmingham’s David Cotterill (C) and Burnley’s Stephen Ward in action
The editorial states how Championship rivals have become aware of the popular winger’s release clause at St. Andrews which allows him to leave for a fairly moderate £1.1 million fee.
Cotterill started his career at Bristol City and ended up featuring for a number of league clubs such as Wigan Athletic, Sheffield United, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers before joining the Blues in 2014.
Birmingham's David Cotterill in action with Reading's Jordan Obita
The Wales international originally signed a two-year deal at Birmingham, yet impressive performances during his debut campaign at the club prompted the Midlands side to hand him a two-year extension.
Cotterill has since become a key first-team member under boss Gary Rowett, making 71 league appearances over the past two seasons in spite of injury troubles and netting a solid 13 goals from wide areas.
Blues boss Rowett has repeatedly singled out the winger for praise, and he will be keen to hold on to him this summer and strengthen the Birmingham squad in other areas.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jack Price in action against Birmingham City's David Cotterill (L)
However, the 28-year-old’s contract situation could see bids arrive from fellow Championship clubs as the reported figure of £1.1 million is a potential bargain for such a reliable player.
Cotterill is currently at Euro 2016 with Wales, having made 23 caps for the The Dragons over his career.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' George Saville in action against Birmingham City's David Cotterill (L)