Bristol City rebuff deadline day approach from Premier League club for star

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Semenyo is a Bristol City player until at least the next transfer window after the Robins held firm

Antoine Semenyo will be staying put at Bristol City after they rejected an approach from Bournemouth.

Speculation has been rife about the 22-year-old leaving Ashton Gate this window but the Robins have held firm and will keep hold of their player for at least the next four months.

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Semenyo has recovered from a shin injury that saw him miss the first few games of the season but has made a welcomed recovery.

He has scored three goals in three games all from the bench as he still works his way back to full-match fitness.

Semenyo has sounded out the rumours of any move this window and has kept fully focused, but he was still linked with a move away from the West Country even today despite Nigel Pearson’s comments.

Reports in Ghana, specifically Sahara Football said that a bid of £10m had been rejected and that the player would be staying put.

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In a further update, BristolLive said that Bournemouth made an enquiry for Semenyo, but that is as far as it went.

The Cherries, now managed by former Robins midfielder Garry O’Neil after Scott Parker’s sacking, did not want to reach City’s valuation.

They added that there have been no bids and there is unlikely to be any bid, meaning an eleventh-hour move is extremely unlikely.

It had been said earlier in the window they wanted £15m when Crystal Palace were interested but that price will have increased in the closing days of the window, given his importance to the side.

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He will now turn his attention towards the remaining games for City before the international period takes place.

Ghana have matches against Brazil and Nicargua in mid September and Semenyo will be working hard to ensure he is part of Otto Addo’s plans for his 2022 World Cup squad.

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