Birmingham City have reportedly readied themselves to make a move for Norwich City striker Josip Drmic as club manager Aitor Karanka scrambles to add to his attacking ranks.
For the first time Karanka has admitted this week that he is actively seeking to bring a new forward to the club during the current transfer window.
Scottish Premiership pair Sam Cosgrove and Kevin Nisbet are on the club’s radar ahead of Monday’s deadline - and Drmic now appears to have emerged as an option too.
According to Sky Sports, Blues have made an offer to Norwich to take the 28-year-old on loan for the rest of the season with an obligation to buy in the summer.
Drmic has been frozen out at Carrow Road this season after the arrival of Jordan Hugill from West Ham United.
He hasn’t appeared in a single matchday squad for Daniel Farke’s side, who are top of the Championship with 53 points from 23 matches.
The forward, who previously had success for Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Nurnberg in the Bundesliga, admitted earlier this month he wants to find first-team football elsewhere to boost his chances of being selected by Switzerland for the Euros.
Having penned a three-year deal with Norwich in 2019, he scored once in 24 appearances as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League and found the net twice in the FA Cup.