Antoine Semenyo set for Bristol City stay as Cardiff eye Kasey Palmer and Nahki Wells
Antoine Semenyo’s short-term future at least is at Ashton Gate but two of his teammates could be on the move
A bid was received by Nottingham Forest earlier today but that was quickly rebuffed by the Robins who are keen to keep hold of one of their key players.
Semenyo has four goals and six assists in 15 Championship appearances this season and has led the line well along with Chris Martin in the games he has returned from since recovering from an injury.
Interest could be revisited in the summer with big-spending AFC Bournemouth also one of the clubs interested in Semenyo, though they have prioritised the signing of another striker in Kieffer Moore today.
Both players at the start of the window were part of a trio that may have been allowed to leave but now with the last day of the January transfer window, interest has been ramped up.
Palmer is out of the first team picture at Ashton Gate and now could be offered a new start, with the Bluebirds keen to add a creative player to their squad.
It is understood that there has only been interested registered in Palmer so far and that there have been no negotiations as of yet with Cardiff assessing the market options.
Moving on to Wells, he is on the fringe of the first-team but has only been used in a bit-part role over the last few months, but his departure would be more of a shock given he is at least on the substitutes bench.
Interest in Palmer has quickly emerged in the last few hours whilst interest in Wells emerged over the weekend with both Steve Morison and Nigel Pearson both speaking publicly about it.
Bristol City rejected a bid last night for Wells but Cardiff have come in with a fresh approach for the player after their other target Sam Surridge opted for a move to Nottingham Forest.
City would be seen to move both players on a permanent basis rather than loans which is what Cardiff are looking for as their place in the Championship isn’t as secure.
Cardiff are involved in a relegation battle and are six points above safety at the bottom of the division so there is a desire to strengthen the team but only on a short-term basis.
A striker remains a priority for them given the impending sale of Wales international Kieffer Moore to AFC Bournemouth which will see them earn up to £5m.
The money received for Moore could be straightaway invested into the squad with the additions of both Palmer and Wells and should City budge on their stance then they would want the best possible deal for the players.