The Robins have had a bid of £2 million plus add-ons accepted by Bolton for the talented young striker, and that offer has not been matched yet.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough have all attempted to hijack Steve Cotterill’s side’s move for the 20-year-old, according to the Mail, but none of the trio have been successful yet.
Wolves’, Birmingham’s and Middlesbrough’s offers have reportedly fallen significantly short of Bristol City’s valuation of the player.
Bolton are still delaying the deal, in the hope that another team will raise their offer, but the Robins are in pole position at the moment.
If Clough does move to Ashton Gate it will be a showing of Cotterill’s side’s ambition, as the youngster is regarded as one of the finest young talents in the Football League.
Clough has scored eight goals in his first 20 senior appearances for Bolton, and he is third on their scoring charts this season, despite missing much of the campaign with injury.