Blues have agreed a deal with Swansea City to sign striker Leroy Lita on a three-month emergency loan.
The 27-year-old passed a medical today and will officially become a player for Birmingham City when the loan window opens on Saturday.
The former England Under-21 international has recently found playing opportunities at his in-form Barclays Premier League parent club limited.
The Congolese-born forward will wear first-team squad number 29.
The former Chelsea trainee started his senior career at Bristol City before continuing to prove himself as a goalscorer with Reading and Middlesbrough.
Across the course of his career so far, Lita averages a goal every three games and bagged a brace on his last appearance at St. Andrew’s during a 3-2 win for Reading in the FA Cup in 2007.