Championship trio Swansea City, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are reportedly keen on Cotterill while League One Sunderland are in the race too.
Championship strugglers Sunderland look set to sign Ben Woodburn from Liverpool and want David Cotterill after his exit from Birmingham City.
Sunderland are hoping to bolster their options by signing David Cotterill who recently left their Championship rivals.
The Sunderland manager worked with the former Birmingham City man at international level
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.
Derby County manager Gary Rowett got the best out of Welsh international David Cotterill at Birmingham City.
Birmingham have told David Cotterill he can leave on a free transfer, with Derby and QPR keen on signing him.
Blues manager Gary Rowett will decide on a possible formation change ahead of the derby clash against Aston Villa.
All the team news ahead of Blues first ever trip to the Pirelli Stadium.