HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Bristol City have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones .
Jones is available on a free transfer after being released by Liverpool at the end of last season when his contract expired.
The Australian played back-up to firstly Pepe Reina and then Simon Mignolet during his five years at Anfield, following his arrival from Middlesbrough.
Jones, who made just 25 appearances for Liverpool, was given the rare chance to stake his claim for a regular place in the Reds side last December when Mignolet was dropped by Brendan Rodgers, but an untimely injury ended his chances of a sustained run in the team, allowing Mignolet to win back his spot.
Bristol City are in the market for a new goalkeeper to provide cover and competition for Frank Fielding after releasing understudy Dave Richards at the end of last season.
The Robins were hopeful of signing former Norwich City goalkeeper Mark Bunn, but lost out to Aston Villa for his signature.
The Championship new boys turned their attentions to Jones, but the 33-year-old has snubbed their overtures as he decides the next move in his career