Bristol City target O'Neil

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

HITC Sport understands Bristol City are lining up a move for Norwich midfielder.

Norwich's Gary O'Neil applauds the fans at the end of the matchNorwich's Gary O'Neil applauds the fans at the end of the match

Bristol City are lining up a move for Norwich City midfielder Gary O'Neil on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

O'Neil is out of contract at Norwich this summer and has yet to agree a new deal at Carrow Road.

Norwich are keen to keep hold of O'Neil and have offered him a contract extension as they look to keep hold of their squad as they bid to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking

A number of clubs have been monitoring O'Neil's situation and Bristol City are hoping to lure the experienced midfielder to Ashton Gate.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is a big admirer of O'Neil and sees his experience as proving a valuable addition to his plans for next season.

Norwich's Gary O'Neil and Russell Martin with referee Lee MasonNorwich's Gary O'Neil and Russell Martin with referee Lee Mason

Johnson is looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for promotion next season after he rescued them relegation trouble when he took over in February.

O'Neil, who has made over 400 league appearances in his career to date, has won promotion to the Premier League four times in his career with Portsmouth, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Norwich.

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