Cameron Jerome looks set to leave Norwich City with Championship trio Birmingham, Sunderland and Derby County linked; but what of Aston Villa?
Founded in 1875, but undertook their current name of Birmingham City in 1943. The side has played at St Andrews since 1906. In the early part of the 21st Century they have been a bit of a yo-yo team in between the Premier League and Championship. Their last appearance in the Premier League was in 2011, the same season where they beat Arsenal 2-1 in the League Cup final to claim their first major honour.
Sunderland face both Hull and Birmingham in January - just how important will this month be to their survival hopes?
Sunderland and Birmingham City are battling at the bottom of the Championship and now over a striker target, according to reports.
Birmingham City and Middlesbrough were both offered the chance to sign Marcus Maddison in the summer.
However, Birmingham City could face competition for the midfielder's signature.
The Sunderland manager worked with the former Birmingham City man at international level
Sunderland host Birmingham City in a hugely important game towards the bottom of the Championship.
Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to lure Jack Colback away from the Championship over the summer, but now it's said to be Birmingham City's turn to give it a try.
The former Birmingham City player was previously on Sheffield United's books.
Gary Rowett was interested in linking up with his former Birmingham City winger David Cotterill at Derby County in the summer.
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The Derby County manager is fond of the player, who plays for Birmingham City.
HITC Sport understands Preston reject Birmingham bid for striker.
HITC Sport understands Bolton are in talks with former Leeds striker.
Championship strugglers Sunderland and Birmingham City are battling for Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome in the January transfer window.
The Arsenal defender enjoyed a successful loan spell at Birmingham last season.
The Aberdeen boss said he is keen to continue working with both Ryan Christie and Greg Stewart
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Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Fulham, Hearts, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Birmingham City feature.
If Harry Redknapp did not know Birmingham City’s theme tune before, he will now. The new manager will have to keep right on till the end of the road as his three-game salvation mission team must go to the last day of the season at Bristol City next week.