Bristol City receive interest for striker as Cardiff City boss meets with Gareth Bale

All the latest Bristol City transfer news and rumours as Nigel Pearson and his staff prepare for the start of pre-season.

Bristol City are now nearing the start of their pre-season as Nigel Pearson looks to get his men fit and ready for the new campaign.

The Robins disappointed last term, having to settle for a bottom half finish, and Pearson will be under pressure to do much better next time around.

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New signigs will be key to improvements, and City have already made some progress, landing Kane Wilson, Kal Naismith and Mark Sykes.

But the Robins need more than their three freebies if they are serious about turning a 17th-place finish into a top-half effort.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours concerning City and their Championship rivals.

Pack race hots up

City could face competition in their reported bid to bring Marlon Pack back to the club.

Pack is a free agent this summer after he was released by Cardiff City, and the Robins have been linked with a move.

According to The News, Portsmouth are now eyeing a move, with Shrewsbury Town also hoping to pull off the signing.

Wells interest

Elsewhere, Preston North End have been linked with a move for Robins striker Nahki Wells.

According to Bristol Live, the Lilywhites have enquired about the striker’s availibility this summer, but the Lancashire Post say there is no move imminent.

It’s added that Wells would have to take a wage cut to make the move to Preston, and that may dissuade him.

Bale back in Wales

Gareth Bale has been pictured visiting Cardiff City’s training facility on Wednesday.

The soon-to-be former Real Madrid star has been linked with a move to his hometown club this summer, and he is said to have met with Cardiff boss Steve Morison.

That’s according to WalesOnline, who also say Cardiff owner Vincent Tan is monitoring the situation closely, with Bale set to make his decision some time in the coming weeks.