Leicester defender Paul Konchesky eyed by Bristol City

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HITC Sport understands Leicester City defender Paul Konchesky is a target for Bristol City.

Bristol City are lining up a move for experienced Leicester City defender Paul Konchesky, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Konchesky seems set to leave the King Power Stadium this summer with new Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri recently admitting the defender was not in his plans.

The 34-year-old started 26 Premier League matches last season as Leicester secured Premier League survival with a thrilling end to the campaign.

Konchesky, who joined Leicester from Liverpool in 2011, still has a year to run on his current contract, but the club are open to offers for the former England international.

Konchesky has not featured for Leicester in pre-season and news of his availability has alerted a number of clubs.

Bristol City are hoping to win the race for Konchesky's signature with Robins boss Steve Cotterill in the market for a new left-back after allowing Gregg Cunningham to leave for Preston North End.

Cotterill is a big admirer of Konchesy and feels his experience could prove vital to his squad as they prepare for life back in the Championship.

Konchesky has played for Charlton, Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham, Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City in his career to date and won two caps for England.

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