Huddersfield Town want to sign Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan, Football Insider can reveal.
As revealed by this site yesterday, the Blues are open to the 31-year-old leaving St. Andrew’s before tonight’s deadline after they landed Sam Cosgrove from Aberdeen.
A recruitment source has now told Football Insider that Huddersfield have set their sights on signing the former Burnley and Middlesbrough target man.
Jutkiewicz has made 24 appearances in the Championship this season but has scored just twice.
His form has prompted Blues boss Aitor Karanka to sign Sam Cosgrove from Aberdeen.
Cosgrove, 24, put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year contract with Birmingham City after a £2million fee was agreed with Aberdeen.
Jukiewicz’s 348 appearances in the Championship have yielded 82 goals and 32 assists.
He began his career with Swindon Town before moving to Everton in July 2007 for a six-figure fee.
However, he made just one senior appearance for the Toffees and was sent out on loan to Huddersfield and Motherwell before a permanent switch to Coventry in 2010.
Moves to Middlesbrough and Burnley would follow, before a permanent £1million transfer to Birmingham City following a successful loan spell at the club.
The striker still has 18 months left on his contract at St. Andrew’s, so a loan exit would not necessarily spell the end of his career at the club.
Huddersfield Town are in the market for a striker ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline.
Football Insider understands the Championship club are also considering a move for Stoke City striker Lee Gregory.