Report: Bristol City will not sign Liverpool youngster Alex O'Hanlon

Bristol City have withdrawn their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Alex O'Hanlon, according to reports from the Bristol Post.

Alex O'Hanlon is nearing the end of his contract at Liverpool and it is widely expected that the 20-year-old will be leaving Anfield following the conclusion of the current campaign.

According to reports from Sky Sports which emerged yesterday, O'Hanlon is not short of suitors and claims had been made that the Championship trio of Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City were all exploring the option of signing the midfielder on a free transfer this summer.

It has now been reported by the Bristol Post that Bristol City have pulled out from the race to secure the services of O'Hanlon.

Bristol boss Lee Johnson has had a close look at the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international and had even invited him to a trail last month.

However, the 34-year-old manager is now reportedly not keen on signing O'Hanlon on a permanent deal and is instead looking at transfer targets elsewhere.

Bristol City’s withdrawal will now pave the way for Nottingham and Sheffield to battle it out for the youngster but newly-promoted League One side Oxford United are also said to be interested.

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