Birmingham City will make a move for Hearts of Midlothian winger Jamie Walker if Demarai Gray departs the club, according to the Sun.
Gray was promoted to the first team by Blues manager Gary Rowett when he took over the club after the sacking of Lee Clark.
The winger has been extremely impressive this season and is being targeted by Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle.
Birmingham rejected a total of five bids from AFC Bournemouth for the 18-year-old prodigy in January, the largest being a £5 million fee plus add ons.
City are bracing themselves for more bids for the youngster come the summer and have identified Walker as his replacement.
The 21-year-old has come through the ranks at Hearts and has been extremely impressive this season, scoring an outstanding 11 goals – a healthy total for a winger.
It’s currently unknown how much he’ll cost, but being so young and with two years left on his deal in Scotland, the Blues may have to open their pursestrings to sign him.
Rowett’s Birmingham City are currently in 15th place in the Sky Bet Championship, and have amassed 47 points thus far this season.