Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray says he is 'very close' to wrapping up a loan deal for a new striker.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy says he refused to be 'blackmailed' when it came to Tyrone Mings' future over the summer.
Rob Hall has extended his loan stay with Birmingham by a further month.
The West Ham winger will now remain at St Andrew's until at least Saturday February 16, although his parent club do have the option of a recall clause.
Hall joined Blues in November and has been an instant hit with both manager Lee Clark and the club's fans.
The England Under-19 international has made a total of eight appearances to date.