Blues ‘keen on’ Mohsni swoop

Birmingham City have moved into pole position to snap up

Southend United’s Bilel Mohsni, according to reports.

The highly-rated French defender is keen to secure a move away

from Southend United, and has attracted a great deal of

interest.

He trained with Premier League side West Ham, who lodged a bid

for his services, but their offer of ?150,000 was rejected.

The 25-year-old then linked up with Championship club Ipswich

Town but after impressing on trial, he refused their invite to

extend his stay with the club.

Now Mohsni is set to link up with Birmingham ahead of a loan

move, which would then become permanent.

However, Sky Sports understands that Birmingham need to move at

least one player on before completing a deal for Mohsni, who is set

to train with the club this week.