Report: Birmingham plot bid for Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew

Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Blackburn Rovers team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn...

Birmingham City are plotting a late bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Charlie Mulgrew.

Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Blackburn Rovers team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn...

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 28th January 2018; page 59), Birmingham are plotting an 'optimistic' bid for Blackburn defender Charlie Mulgrew during the final days of the January transfer window.

Mulgrew has been a fantastic player for Blackburn during his time at Ewood Park, often proving to be, by far, their best player during their hugely disappointing season in the Championship last year and maintaining his form in League One.

Steve Cotterill manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Birmingham City at Bramall Lane on November 25, 2017 in Sheffield,...

The 31-year-old tops their scoring charts in the third tier with 11 goals in 26 league appearances, and he is now attracting interest from elsewhere.

The Sun on Sunday reports that Birmingham are planning to make a move during the last days of the month with Steve Cotterill looking to give his squad the quality that he hopes will help them out of the bottom three in the Championship.

Tony Mowbray manager of Blackburn Rovers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford, England.

However, The Sun on Sunday adds that Blackburn - who are battling for promotion this term - are likely to do all they can to try and keep Mulgrew, so Birmingham face an uphill battle trying to make a late deal happen.

Birmingham face an absolutely massive game next up as they take on fellow strugglers Sunderland on Tuesday one day before the transfer deadline, while Blackburn could move into the automatic-promotion spots on the same night if they manage to beat Walsall.

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