Birmingham to make new Bialkowski bid

Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich celebrates after his side score their first during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Ipswich Town at Craven Cottage on January 2, 2018 in...

HITC Sport understands Birmingham are set to make new bid for Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich Town leaves the field dejected during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman Road on January 6, 2018 in...

Birmingham City are set to make an improved bid for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski after seeing their first offer rejected, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Birmingham have made Polish international Bialkowski their top target this summer as they look to strengthen their goalkeeping options.

Blues boss Garry Monk is keen to bring in a new goalkeeper after informing David Stockdale and Tomasz Kuszczak that they are not part of his plans going forward at St Andrew’s.

Bialkowski, who was part of Poland's World Cup squad, has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers outside the Premier League in recent seasons and has won Ipswich's Player of the Season award for the last three years.

Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich Town reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Reading at Portman Road on December 16, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

Ipswich are reluctant to lose Bialkowski this summer, despite the player entering the final year of his contract at Portman Road.

Birmingham are still stepping up their efforts to land Bialkowski despite the threat of a reported transfer embargo being placed on the club by the EFL

Birmingham's first offer of £2.75million was rejected by Ipswich, but the Blues are set to come back with a new offer of £3million as they look to tempt Ipswich into selling the former Southampton and Notts County goalkeeper.

Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich celebrates after his side score their first during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Ipswich Town at Craven Cottage on January 2, 2018 in...

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