Blues are to target Bristol City attacking midfielder Kasey Palmer this summer as the club look to bolster their forward line, according to a report from The Sunday People (print edition, April 24).

With the future of Lyle Taylor up in the air and very much dependent on if they get promoted this season, it looks like attention has moved swiftly elsewhere.

Although Palmer has another year left on his contract, Bristol World reported last month that the forward is ‘almost certain to leave Ashton Gate this summer’.

Palmer joined Bristol back in 2019 and has only scored eight times in 79 appearances for the Championship club and hasn’t featured for Nigel Pearson’s side since January.

Here’s what Pearson had to say earlier this month on his situation:

“Kasey has had a frustrating season from different perspectives. Either being not selected or being unavailable because he has been injured. It’s part of being a professional footballer and he has to find his own way of dealing with that scenario.

“It is good to have him back out on the pitch, doing some modified training, which he has been doing and he seems to be in a pretty positive mood too so that is good.”

With Palmer being so out of favour at Bristol and being valued by TransferMarkt at £1.08 million, Blues may be able to get him on a permanent deal for a cut price.

Palmer also has that versatility where he can play both in midfield and upfront and is certainly still a promising acquisition for any side in the second tier.

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