Buaben poised for Birmingham move

PRINCE Buaben is set to follow former Dundee Utd team-mate Morgaro Gomis to Birmingham City. The Ghana internationalist left Tannadice under freedom of contract at the end of last season and has been linked with moves to Swansea and Brighton.

But it is understood that Birmingham have jumped to the head of the queue, even though they are without a manager following Alex McLeish's controversial move to city rivals Aston Villa.

Despite McLeish's departure, acting chairman Peter Pannu made it clear the Championship club would be continuing to pursue the transfer targets they had identified. Gomis, who last week signed a 15,000-a-week deal at St Andrews, admits he would be delighted if his best friend and midfield partner joins him. He said: "I have heard that the club are interested in Prince, so hopefully they will be able to tie down a deal. He is my best friend so if he joins me at Birmingham I would be delighted."