Alex McLeish hopes to lure England hopeful to St Andrews’.
Birmingham have made an official approach to Fulham about a double swoop for Bobby Zamora and Paul Konchesky.
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is facing having to break up the Cottagers’ heroic Europa League side with a string of his top men approaching the end of their contracts.
Skipper Danny Murphy and Konchesky head a list of six key players who have just a year left on their current deals, while Zamora has become much-wanted striker.
Birmingham officials were given short shrift by Fulham when they moved for £8m-rated Zamora and Konchesky.
But City are now expected to return with a big-money bid for Zamora, who is also attracting attention from Aston Villa.
Brum boss Alex McLeish has an interest in West Ham front man Carlton Cole but sees Zamora as the ideal target man to spearhead his team.
McLeish said: “You get a lot of strikers in football who are great at assists and they do a lot of work for other people to score. (Daily Mirror)
Now I can see why Birmingham City would be interested in Bobby Zamora but I would have thought that the in form forward will be offered a new contract at Craven Cottage given his great season. The former Tottenham man had become something of a figure of fun after a poor last season at West Ham and an even more disastrous debut season at Fulham.
However this term the 29 year old has clicked into gear and helped Roy Hodgson to a solid domestic campaign as well as a fantastic Europa League adventure where his eight goals have been a crucial part of the west London sides run to the final.
Birmingham City have had a great season of their own however scoring goals has been a problem with only four clubs scoring less goals than Alex McLeish’s men. The former Rangers man is hoping to snap up Ibrox goal machine Kris Boyd and they may find it easier to clinch that deal than trying to nab Zamora from Fulham.