Bristol City transfer on ‘one condition’ as rivals take ‘completely unacceptable’ action

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The latest transfer headlines from Bristol City and the rest of the Championship

Bristol City will be looking to rediscover their form when they return from the international break after losing two games in a row. Defeats to Swansea City and Luton Town have left the Robins 14th in the Championship - 12 points from the play-offs.

Nigel Pearson’s side will host Reading in their first game back next weekend in what should be a winnable game for the home side. The Royals currently sit three points below them and have only won one of their last seven matches.

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Here are the latest transfer headlines from the Championship during the international break...

Alex Scott transfer stance

Bristol City’s Alex Scott is only willing to join a Premier League club if he will play regularly next season, according to Bristol Live. The midfielder looks increasingly likely to leave Ashton Gate this summer.

Scott has taken his performances to another level this season as he has made 37 appearances in the Championship, bagging five assists. While Bristol City have benefited from his form, they also face losing him as the likes of Wolves, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur continue to monitor his situation.

Recent reports have claimed that the Robins could look to make as much as £30 million from his sale this summer, though it now looks like Scott will be eager to avoid the big clubs who won’t see him as a regular starter just yet. If the 19-year-old wants to play regular football in the top flight then that could perhaps see him prefer a move to one of the bottom half clubs or even a newly promoted team, with Burnley, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United all linked.

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While Spurs could certainly seem a tempting move for Scott, he may also consider their past in snapping up Championship stars, with the likes of Djed Spence and Jack Clarke struggling to make an impact upon moving to North London.

Cyrus Christie on Premier League interest

Hull City’s Cyrus Christie has revealed he had interest from Premier League clubs before moving to Yorkshire last summer. The defender was a free agent after leaving Fulham at the end of last season and eventually opted to make the move down to the Championship.

After previously playing for the likes of Swansea City, Middlesbrough and Derby County in the second tier, it came as no surprise that Christie has been a success for the Tigers and has made 24 starts for the club since his arrival. However, things could have been very different if he had chosen to stay in the Premier League.

Speaking on The Beautiful Game Podcast, Christie said: “I spoke to some teams in Italy, Turkey, a couple in the Prem, and a few in the top end of the Champ and they were perfect because I wouldn’t have had to move. Obviously I was settled in Surrey. For me it was never about the money. What I realised when I went to Swansea, it gave me the love and enjoyment of football again.”

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Hull City currently sit only one place behind Bristol City in the Championship and are one point short.

Latics take action

Wigan Athletic’s first-team players refused to attend training this morning as their wages continued to go unpaid, according to Wigan Today. The squad are said to be staying away from Christopher Park until they get what they are owed by the club.

This is reportedly the fourth time since July where the Latics haven’t received their wages, with March’s missing pay packet claimed to be ‘liquidity issues’ as the reason by the owners. Their financial problems have already left them in hot water with the EFL, with the club hit with a three-point deduction that has left them eight points adrift from safety.

Steven Caulker has already spoken out in defence of his teammates today, claiming that the treatment of the squad is ‘completely unacceptable’. The former Tottenham Hotspur and QPR defender only joined the club in January but has been left disappointed by his new owners.

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