Bristol City caretaker boss John Pemberton hints at Kyle Lafferty hunt

Kyle Lafferty

The Robins are believed to be in the hunt for the Norwich City forward who is also being linked with Leeds United.

Leeds United have been linked with plenty of strikers in recent weeks as Steve Evans looks to make moves in the transfer market.

One key name often mentioned is that of Kyle Lafferty. The Norwich City striker has been long linked with a move to Leeds and unconfirmed reports earlier this month seemed to suggest the deal was as good as done.

That is now clearly not the case, as Norwich want him to leave permanently, but Leeds were only set to make a move on loan - according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Bristol City could now be willing to swoop.

A report in the Belfast Telegraph suggested that Bristol City were keen on the player and quotes from caretaker boss John Pemberton would certainly suggest that a deal could be in his sights.

The temporary Bristol City boss is quoted by the Bristol Post as stating:

"One of the players I spoke to is desperate to play in the Euros, so we are talking about a good player. But our current position is a problem."

That certainly sounds like Lafferty.

However any deal would certainly look difficult.

Norwich have just sold Lewis Grabban and Gary Hooper is also set to leave. The Robins current management situation will not help convince Lafferty to head to Ashton Gate.

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