No official bid from Bristol City, says Bournemouth star Tomlin

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their first goal

Tomlin enjoyed a successful loan spell at Ashton Gate last season and has been heavily linked with a permanent move this summer.

Bristol City's Lee Tomlin celebrates scoring their first goalLee Tomlin enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bristol City last season

AFC Bournemouth forward Lee Tomlin has taken to Twitter to reveal that Bristol City are yet to make an official bid for his signature.

Having scored six times during an impressive 18-game loan spell at the Championship club, Tomlin has been heavily linked with making a permanent move to Ashton Gate this summer.

BBC Sport claimed earlier in the month that talks between the club and the Cherries striker had already taken place, but the 27-year-old insists that no official move has been made.

Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin in action with Sunderland's Younes KaboulLee Tomlin in action with Sunderland's Younes Kaboul

He tweeted: "I know I've had a lot of messages from the Bristol City fans but no official offer has been made."

Tomlin, who is currently on holiday in Spain, joined Bournemouth for £3 million in the summer of 2015, and is under contract at the Vitality Stadium until 2018.

There is clearly still interest from City in signing Tomlin, with boss Lee Johnson keen to strengthen his squad as they bid to improve on last season's disappointing 18th-placed Championship finish last season.

However, talking to BBC Points West, Johnson appeared to suggest that a deal was still some way off.

He said: "I enjoyed working with him and if there is ever an opportunity to bring a player of that quality in, of course we'd be interested.

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson admits he is interested in signing the forward

"He had a fantastic spell. If it becomes possible, we'll certainly be at the front of the queue."

Signing Tomlin would add gloss to an already successful summer for Bristol City, having already snapped up Norwich City midfielder Gary O'Neil and Preston North End midfielder Josh Brownhill.

Johnson has not ruled out further signings, but he admits the club are likely to face intense competition in the transfer market.

Lee Tomlin of Bristol City in action with Sam Clucas and Mohamed Diame of Hull CityA permanent move to Bristol City still seems some way off for Lee Tomlin

"I'd like to have had one or two (more) but we're certainly in the mix for three or four," he added.

"It's just a case of 'can we get them over the line?' But of course there is serious competition, because we're after good players."

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