The Robins have been unsuccessful in their approach for the Stoke City striker.
Bristol City are being linked with plenty of names this month as they look to improve their chances of Championship survival.
Now it is reported that Bristol City made an approach to Stoke to bring in Crouch on loan this month.
"Ideally I'd like to stay at Stoke because I think we're a top 10 side and I'd like to be a part of that.
"But I've got to be realistic - I've featured hardly at all in the Premier League and that's what I want to be doing. If needs be I'll have to move on but I'd rather not.
"It's been frustrating at times when you don't feel part of the group but all you can do is work hard and get back in there - and hopefully I've done myself a bit of justice."
Mark Hughes has made it clear that he has no desire to let Crouch go, despite the player featuring just eight times for the club this season and the Bristol Post report confirms that The Robins have been unsuccessful in their approach for the player.
Crouch, who has 22 goals in 42 caps for England, has played just 44 minutes of Premier League football this season.
City are currently sitting third from bottom in the Championship and are in serious relegation bother after seven games without a win in all competitions.