According to a report from the Daily Mail, Birmingham have joined Norwich City in the race to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes, but they face competition from two of their Championship rivals.
Rhodes helped the Canaries secure promotion to the Premier League last season, scoring six goals. Nevertheless, it appears that he may struggle for game-time with Wednesday this term, having been an unused substitute in the weekend win at Reading.
The Daily Mail reports that the Blues want the Scotland international, with Swansea City and Bristol City are also interested in a potential deal for the 29-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract at Hillsborough.
The Mail adds that Norwich could look to pay around £4 million to bring Rhodes back to Carrow Road on a permanent basis. It is not clear whether any of Rhodes' second tier admirers have any interest in paying that sort of figure.
Given that he has not been as prolific for the likes of Middlesbrough, the Owls and Norwich, it would be a gamble for Birmingham, Bristol City and the Swans to make a move. But if any of those can get the best out of the striker, he could be a fantastic late signing.
He still boasts a brilliant career record and may feel that he has a point to prove if he does secure a move away. It has not quite worked out during his time with Wednesday, so it appears to be everyone's best interests for the forward to move on before Thursday's deadline passes.
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