Middlesbrough transfer rumours: Bristol City RULE OUT deal for 31-goal Boro 'target' as Sunderland offer contract

Bristol City have ruled themselves out of the running to sign Charlie Wyke.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 11:29 am

The striker has been in fine form season and netted 31 goals in all competitions as Sunderland won the Papa John’s Trophy but lost out in the League One play-offs.

The 28-year-old Teesside-born attacker has been offered a new deal at the Stadium of Light, with his present contract set to expire this summer.

It has been widely reported that Wyke is the subject of interest from a number of Championship clubs – including Middlesbrough and Bristol City.

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Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke and Sunderland fans react after Wyke had missed a first-half chance during the Sky Bet League One Play-off semi-final second leg match between Sunderland and Lincoln City.

However, reports in Bristol claim the Championship club will not pursuing the Black Cats number nine despite previous talk suggesting otherwise.

Scottish giants Celtic and Russian outfit CSKA Moscow are also said to be keen on Wyke but Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson has repeatedly reiterated his desire to keep Wyke on Wearside this summer as his side prepare for another season in League One.

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