Bristol City face a fight to keep Antoine Semenyo with Crystal Palace, Everton and Bournemouth all interested in the Ghana forward… and Patrick Vieira’s side are willing to offer £12m as he heads into the final year of his contract
- Bristol City face a battle to keep Antoine Semenyo amid Premier League interest
- Crystal Palace are prepared to offer £12million but City want an initial £15m
- Bournemouth and Everton are also interested in the Robins’ Ghana forward, 22
- Semenyo scored eight goals and assisted 12 more in 31 Championship games
Premier League interest is mounting in Antoine Semenyo, leaving Bristol City facing a battle to retain the forward in the final fortnight of the transfer window.
Crystal Palace are prepared to pay £12million for Semenyo while Bournemouth are also keen along with Everton.
Bristol City are thought to want an initial £15m for Ghana international Semenyo who is one of their prized assets and has just a year left on his current contract, though the Robins have an option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.
Bristol City’s Antoine Semenyo is wanted by Premier League clubs after a breakout season
The 22-year-old is entering the final year of his deal but the Robins have an optional extra year
Semenyo, 22, enjoyed a breakthrough season last term emerging as one of the most exciting young attackers outside of the top flight.
Patrick Vieira’s side are willing to offer £12million for the Ghana forward
He scored eight times, set up 12 goals in 31 league appearances and also impressed with his work rate off the ball. He has also been linked with the likes of Nottingham Forest and Celtic.
Semenyo suffered a shin injury at the end of last season but is due to return next month.
Palace have been keen to bring in a striker all summer and have another vacancy in their frontline following the departure of Christian Benteke to DC United and have a recent history of raiding the Championship to pick up some of the division’s best young players.
The arrival of a new frontman could lead to promising youngster Luke Plange, signed from Derby, being allowed to go out on loan to gain more regular football with interest in him from England and Belgium.
Scott Parker is also an admirer of Semenyo’s and remains in the market for reinforcements
Newly-promoted Bournemouth remain in the market for reinforcements across the pitch while Everton have been left short in attack at the start of this season.
Anthony Gordon has started both of their league games so far as a false nine, with Richarlison sold to Tottenham for £50m and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Salomon Rondon banned from their opener.
Everton could soon have more money to spend with Gordon a target for Chelsea who have already had a £40m bid rejected. Southampton’s Che Adams is another Everton target.
Frank Lampard could soon have money to spend amid talks with Chelsea for Anthony Gordon
The English winger, 21, has started both of Everton’s opening games through the middle
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