Bristol City set for striker deadline day boost as West Bromwich Albion star is targeted

The Robins are hoping for a double striker boost as the transfer window enters its final hours.

Bristol City are set to receive a major boost with highly-rated striker Antoine Semenyo set to remain at Ashton Gate beyond Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The Ghana international has attracted interest from a whole host of services since the end of last season with the likes of Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Everton all said to have considered a move for the forward.

Speculation increased over the last week after Semenyo returned to the City side after a long injury lay-off and scored in the 3-1 Carabao Cup win against Wycombe Wanderers and Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Blackpool.

However, according to BristolWorld sources, Semenyo will be a City player come Friday.

It comes after Nigel Pearson told the media on Monday that only a huge bid of around £30m would be considered for one of his top players.

It is understood that even if a big offer did come in tomorrow it is unlikely it would be accepted due to the lack of time to find a replacement.

And Semenyo could find himself with further competition for a place in Pearson’s lineup with the Robins boss said to be considering another move to West Bromwich Albion striker Callum Robinson.

City have been mentioned as one of four Championship clubs said to be interested in the Republic of Ireland international, with Burnley, Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City all said to have made approaches over the last couple of days.

Baggies manager Steve Bruce confirmed a hamstring injury was the reason behind the striker’s absence from his matchday squad for Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic - and the former Manchester United star also revealed he had received no formal offers for Robinson.

Speaking after the draw at the DW Stadium, he said: "He's got a bit of a knock, a bit of a hamstring, he had a scan today. We'll see how it is before the weekend but it's not great.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about a lot of players. I've said since day one there's going to be a lot of turnaround, or whatever there's going to be.

“We've certainly had no offers, at all, so as far as I'm concerned he's part of the squad and will remain so.”