Bristol City target comments on speculation as Middlesbrough set for £20m windfall from Spurs

All the latest news involving Bristol City and their 2022/23 Championship rivals , including a potential appointment

Bristol City aren’t waiting around this summer to do their transfer business with Kane Wilson close to becoming the third signing this window.

The League Two Player of the Year is nearing a move to Ashton Gate with terms to be thrashed out and a medical to be done with no hitches expected.

Already both Oxford United’s Mark Sykes and Kal Naismith from Luton Town have come through the door and will link up with them at the end of the month when their contracts expire.

The transfer speculation keeps on turning though with the Robins in the market for more whilst their league rivals are also keen on doing business.

Here are the headlines involving Bristol City and their Championship rivals for the 2022/23 season.

Derby County defender comments on transfer speculation

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Curtis Davies, who won Derby’s Player of the Year, has spoken out publicly on what the future holds for him amidst interest from Hull City and apparently the Robins.

Earlier this week it was revealed they had talks with the 37-year-old but he is a player that they are opting not to pursue, paving the way for him to sign for City should they want to.

Appearing on talkSPORT, the experienced defender said: “It’s all, we call it fugazi like in Wolf of Wall Street. As much as there’s offers and potential talks, until you see a contract in front of you, it’s up in the dust as they say. It’s up in the clouds.

Bristol City will be allowed to make five substitutions next season

English Football League clubs met for the second day in a row at the AGM, which is a meeting that has all 72 member clubs for the 2022/23 present.

They have opted to introduce five substitutions which is something we saw during the COVID-19 era due to the scheduling of fixtures.

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More midweek matches are expected to take place to accommodate for the early start and the World Cup being played during the winter.

The five substitutions can be made in three intervals during a game but they cannot be made at five separate occasions.

As well as introducing that ‘making a hate crime’ conviction is a disqualifying condition for owning a football club whilst independent panels will oversee and judge financial fair play breaches.

Former Robin attracting interest from Premier League new boys

Milan Djuric, who didn’t have the best of time during an injury-hit spell at Ashton Gate has been touted for a potential return to England.

According to a report from Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Djuric is attracting interest from both Brentford who secured their safety last season, as well as Championship play-off winners Nottingham Forest. Djuric was sold to Italian outfit Salernitana in 2018

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He is available on a free transfer having helped the Serie A newcomers to safety with five goals in 33 appearances.

Middlesbrough set for £20m boost from Tottenham

Middlesbrough could be set to pocket £20m for right-back Djed Spence according to Football Insider. The North London club are in advanced talks to sign the 21-year-old who was on loan at Forest last season after being unfancied by Neil Warnock.

He played 40 times out of 50 for Steve Cooper’s side last season and got four assists and two goals down his flank.

Money from the sale could fund a move for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres who is a target for Chris Wilder’s men according to The Northern Echo.

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Middlesbrough and Watford battle for Aston Villa starlet

talkSPORT journalist Alex Cook claims that Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer is a target of both Middlesbrough and Watford. Archer was on loan at Preston North End last year and scored seven goals in 20 appearances for the Lilywhites.

Steven Gerrard’s old club Rangers however are interested too whilst Preston were keen to extend his stay at Deepdale for another campaign.

Danish coach holds talks with Blackburn Rovers

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Jon Dahl Tomasson has reportedly held talks with Blackburrn Rovers about succeeding Tony Mowbray.

Tomasson has been out of work since January after managing Swedish outfit Malmo where he won the Swedish league twice in back-to-back seasons, winning more than half of his matches. A three-year contract has been tabled but nothing has been agreed on.

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Rovers have spoken to another Scandinavian in Ronny Deila, who is currently the coach at New York City, but had experienced in Britain having managed Celtic, but he has been linked with a move to Standard Liege also.