According to the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham City are interested in bringing in experienced defender Charlie Mulgrew from League One side Blackburn Rovers.

The former Celtic man has been influential in Blackburn’s good season so far. Earlier on in the month, it was reported that he attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs. It was reported by the Mirror that Crystal Palace, Watford, Burnley and Southampton were all scouting the 31-year-old.

Mulgrew started his career with Scottish giants Celtic. After going out on loan to Dundee United in 2006, he signed for Wolves. However, Mulgrew found it hard to break into the first-team and went back to Scotland in 2008 to play for Aberdeen.

He returned to Celtic in 2010 after impressive performances at Aberdeen. He made a total of 134 appearances for Celtic. In his second spell with the club, he won five league titles, two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup. He signed for Blackburn in 2016, but couldn’t help them survive as they were relegated from the Championship.

Mulgrew has been an important source of goals for Rovers with Mulgrew netting on eleven occasions so far this season. Tony Mowbray will obviously be reluctant to sell Mulgrew, and with Blackburn on the up and Birmingham looking like they will be in a relegation scrap, will Mulgrew want to leave?

Birmingham gaffer Steve Cotterill stated that a loan deal was the best Birmingham could do before the window slams shut.

Birmingham face Sunderland on Tuesday, as Steve Cotterill’s side look to get themselves out of the bottom two. While high flyers Blackburn take on Walsall on Tuesday.

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