Leeds United and Ipswich Town plot ambitious deals as Bristol City’s Championship rivals make moves
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Two of Bristol City’s Championship rivals are plotting ambitious moves as the summer transfer window enters its final three weeks.
The Robins kicked off their campaign with a hard-earned home point against Preston North End as Nigel Pearson handed summer signings Jason Knight, Rob Dickie and Haydon Roberts their first taste of competitive action at Ashton Gate. The Robins manager is said to be keen to add further new faces to his ranks before the window closes next month - but he is far from the only Championship manager looking to do business.
Ipswich Town have brought in the likes of Peterborough United midfielder Jack Taylor and Leicester City striker George Hirst during the close-season and the Tractor Boys are planning on making an ambitious move for Southampton forward Adam Armstrong.
Journalist Alan Nixon has revealed Ipswich are willing to pay around £8million for the former Newcastle United forward - but they could be left disappointed as the Saints plan to use Armstrong throughout their push for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Leeds United are also looking to get back into the top tier this season and they are reportedly hoping to boost their own squad with the signing of Coventry City star Gus Hamer.
Football Insider have revealed the Sky Blues have placed a £12million price tag on the former Netherlands youth international in the hope of warning off interest from potential suitors. Premier League newcomers Burnley were said to have been unsuccessful in an offer for Hamer earlier in the summer.
Meanwhile, another Championship club are trying to retain the services of one experienced player as Birmingham City goalkeeper John Ruddy is said to be attracting interest from Luton Town. Alan Nixon have revealed the Hatters are looking to secure a deal for the former Norwich City stopper, despite already completing a move for Blackburn Rovers keeper Thomas Kaminski earlier this week.