Swansea City join Coventry in race for Bristol City star at risk of free transfer

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One of Bristol City’s out-of-contract stars is garnering interest

Bristol City are expected to reignite their interest in AFC Wimbledon left-back Jack Currie which could spell the end for Jay Dasilva, who is out-of-contract this summer.

The Robins yielded several bids for the Dons defender on deadline day but were unsuccessful in their pursuit, as the League Two club wanted to keep him until the end of the campaign. It is reported by BristolLive that an offer of £600,000 was lodged but Wimbledon wanted a higher price, and wanted him to be loaned back for the final six months of the season.

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Darren Witcoop, the Sunday Mirror Sports News Editor, has reported that City are to make a fresh summer move for Currie, and that has an effect on Dasilva. He tweeted: “Bristol City will make a fresh summer move for AFC Wimbledon’s Jack Currie after seeing numerous offers rejected in January. Jay Dasilva could leave the Robins with Coventry and Swansea showing interest in the left-back.”

The former Chelsea prospect was set to join Coventry City, and link up with former Robins man Kasey Palmer had Currie's deal has gone through, but now the Sky Blues face competition to secure his signature. Swansea City are said to have shown an interest in the left-back, who could depart Ashton Gate for nothing.

Dasilva is out-of-contract, along with Tomas Kalas and Andy King, but only the latter's future is certain. Nigel Pearson wants to keep King at the club as he's enjoyed his second campaign more than the first, having played more games and taken on a role amongst the coaching team. Dasilva and Kalas are coming to an end of their long deals they signed when they arrived in the summer of 2019, having initially been on loan.

"I don’t really want to talk too much about that," said Pearson when asked about any updates regarding contracts of the former Chelsea pair.

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"I don’t like talking about it on here, I know it’s something that will be speculated on but all I will say is I will make sure we keep you up to date when there are developments. It’s all I can offer for you at the moment."

A decision is to be made sooner rather than later, as the former Leicester City manager has a preference of conducting his transfer business early. City have Burnley up next on Saturday (April 29) before completing the season away at QPR on Monday, May 8. A retained list is to be released next month, and we could have a decision at around the middle of May, which is when clubs usually signal their intentions.

Dasilva had recently been enjoyed a spell back in the side, having got an opportunity because of Kalas' injury, which meant Cam Pring moved into centre-back. The 25-year-old made nine consecutive starts, but was dropped against Rotherham United last week for Kal Naismith. He has played 38 times in all competitions with 34 games in the Championship, and has started 32 of them.

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