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Brum to land £3m Gardner from Villa

Birmingham City are poised to sign midfielder Craig Gardner for £3m from Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

The former England U21 international will move to St Andrews subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The 23-year-old, who can also play at full-back, has made 79 appearances for Villa, who he joined as a trainee.

"Craig is a versatile and dynamic player who can perform in a number of positions," said Birmingham manager Alex McLeish.