Bristol City transfer news with striker on the move and defender reuniting with manager

Bristol City have yet to make a signing in the January transfer window - but business can still be done at Ashton Gate.

It’s seven days to go until Deadline Day in the January transfer window and Bristol City are yet to make a new signing.

It’s been a month so far of letting players leave, either on loan or on permanent deals. Joe Low and Stefan Bajic have been loaned to Walsall and Valenciennes for the remainder of the season. The Robins have sold Ryley Towler for a nominal fee to Portsmouth, and he put in an impressive performance for Pompey in John Mousinho’s first game in charge.

Here’s the latest transfer news involving Bristol City and some of their former players.


Bristol City have yet to receive any bids for striker Chris Martin, who has fallen out of favour at Ashton Gate. The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away with several League One clubs interested including his former team Derby County, though they do already have a striker in a similar mould in James Collins.

“No idea,” said Nigel Pearson when asked if Chris Martin could leave the club at the end of the month, with any senior departures going a way towards helping fund new additions.

“It depends on whether somebody is interested and whether he wants to go. As it stands at the minute, our players that are contracted to us and with us will be with us until somebody else is interested. If somebody else is interested there is a decision to be made but there are three parties involved in that – two clubs and a player.”

Martin has not played for City since coming on as a substitute against Stoke City in mid-December, and has been absent from the last seven match-day squads. The former Crystal Palace striker is out-of-contract at the end of the season, after his deal was extended by a year last year after activating a clause based on appearances and goals.


Aden Flint could reunite with former Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy, as he looks to add to his squad after being appointed manager of Blackpool.

Sunday Mirror Sports News editor Darren Witcoop says that McCarthy is considering a move for Flint, who is likely to be available for transfer at Stoke City. He joined the Potters on a one-year deal when Michael O'Neil was in charge but has not been fancied by Alex Neil, failing to feature in a game since the start of October. He has been linked with a move to Derby County, but now Blackpool could be a potential escape route.


Famara Diedhiou's time in Turkey looks to be over after just one season. He's closing in on a move to Spanish second-tier side Grenada on loan. Spanish outlet Ideal says that the transfer announcement should be made shortly and that he is already in Spain for his medical and to agree on personal terms.

Diedhiou has only made three appearances for Alanyaspor this season and his campaign started with an injury. He has not been involved in a game for the Turkish side since the end of October, but that did not affect him being called up for Senegal to play in the World Cup, where he faced England in the Round of 16.

The 30-year-old's new club are currently seventh in the Spanish second tier and he will now hope that he can rediscover himself in Andalusia.