Brum still keen on Hermann

BIRMINGHAM City are poised for a second transfer raid on cash-strapped Ipswich.Hard on the heels of their £1.3million swoop for midfielder Jamie Clapham, the Midlanders are ready to test Town's resistance with a bid for defender Hermann Hreidarsson.

By Mel Henderson

BIRMINGHAM City are poised for a second transfer raid on cash-strapped Ipswich.

Hard on the heels of their £1.3million swoop for midfielder Jamie Clapham, the Midlanders are ready to test Town's resistance with a bid for defender Hermann Hreidarsson.

But Brum manager Steve Bruce will only move for the Icelandic international if he cannot prise

ex-Suffolk youngster Matthew Upson away from Arsenal.

Upson, who used to play for the same local junior club as ex-Town pair Richard Wright and Kieron Dyer, is Birmingham's number one target.

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But their interest in Hreidarsson was today confirmed by Ipswich boss Joe Royle, when he revealed that he has rejected several bids by Bruce to take the player on loan.

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