posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 07:44 AM
Birmingham have joined Wolves, Portsmouth, Leicester and Middlesbrough in the race to sign West Ham's England midfielder Trevor Sinclair.
The Blues have already had a bid of £1.5m for the 30-year-old former Queens Park Rangers winger rejected by the Upton Park side.
They remain keen on Sinclair as a back-up target in the event of their long-running pursuit of Blackburn Rovers' England international midfielder
David Dunn drawing a blank.
But the battle to sign Sinclair promises to be a tough one as the number of clubs who are targeting him is starting to grow.
Sinclair, who last summer helped England to their famous win over Argentina at the World Cup finals, now has five clubs on his trail.
As well as Wolves, who have made an initial enquiry to check on the availability of Sinclair, three more Premiership sides are rumoured to be keen on
the versatile midfielder.
Portsmouth, whose manager Harry Redknapp had Sinclair under his control when he was in charge at Upton Park, and Middlesbrough, whose boss Steve
McClaren worked with Sinclair when he was coaching England, are also believed to be determined to capture his signature.
And Leicester boss Micky Adams may also enter the chase after his midfield target Hasan Sas signed a new deal with Galatasaray.
Well this is one i wouldnt like to see happen,I though the price would be higher for him as his record at west ham has been very good and he has broke
into the england squad recently...