Club ‘braced’ for transfer request from Bristol City and Sunderland target, Ex-Robin ‘set’ for EFL appointment

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For Bristol City, this summer offers Nigel Pearson and his squad an opportunity to bolster their ranks ahead of the new Championship season.

The Robins will be hoping for a much-improved showing next term, and will be eager to climb considerably higher than their 17th-placed finish in 2021/22.

With that in mind, City have been at the centre of their fair share of speculation in recent weeks, including a midfielder pursuit which may be about to receive a significant boost.

Away from Ashton Gate, a former Robin is expected to assume an eye-catching new role in the coming days too.

Here’s Sunday’s Bristol City-related transfer stories...

Rudoni expected to request exit

AFC Wimbledon are reportedly ‘braced’ for midfielder Jack Rudoni to submit a transfer request after Bristol City, Sunderland, and Huddersfield Town all had opening bids for the 21-year-old rejected.

According to The Sun, the Robins were one of a number of clubs who saw an initial offer of around £1 million knocked back last week.

Now, however, the Daily Mail report that recently-relegated Wimbledon are readying themselves for the prospect of the player asking for a move this summer.

The update also suggests that the Dons are willing to dig their heels in to secure a fair valuation of the player, as well as claiming that Luton Town have joined the race to secure Rudoni’s services.

The precocious talent registered 12 goals and seven assists in all competitions last term.

Elliott set for Cheltenham role

Former Bristol City midfielder Wade Elliott is set to take over as Cheltenham Town manager, according to GloucestershireLive.

The 43-year-old will take over from Michael Duff, who left the League One side to join Barnsley earlier this month.

Elliott, who is still based in Bristol, has been part of the backroom staff at Cheltenham for some time, but is expected to be confirmed as first team manager on a permanent basis on Monday.

As well as featuring for City, the Englishman also represented, non-league Bashley, Bournemouth, Burnley, and Birmingham City during his own playing career, after starting out in Southampton’s youth set-up.