Taylor in Blues talks
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Birmingham City are it talks with Blackburn defender Martin Taylor after Rovers accepted their offer for the versatile stopper, while David Dunn's injury could heighten their chase for Nicky Butt.
The 24-year-old is struggling to get regular football at Ewood Park and Blues boss Steve Bruce is a keen admirer of his versatility.
Blackburn had been mulling over a bid from St Andrews, believed to be around £1.5 million, and have now accepted the offer.
Taylor has now travelled to the Second City to discuss terms with Birmingham and take a medical before concluding the move.
"The clubs have agreed terms, now it's up to the player and Birmingham to sort matters out," Rovers chief executive John Williams told local radio.
Bruce has been looking to bolster his squad throughout the transfer window, and is still hoping to lure Nicky Butt away from Old Trafford.
He may now step up his chase for Butt after the news that David Dunn will be out for at least three weeks with a torn hamstring.
"The scan has revealed that Dunny has torn fibres in the hamstring," said Bruce.
"The injury is worse than we thought it was initially. He will be out of action for at least three weeks.
"The one thing that hacks a player right off is injuries and David has every right to be down in the dumps."
The loss of Dunn will be a big one and Bruce may push on with his chase of Butt to reinforce his midfield.