Bristol City are considering a player plus cash deal with Burnley for captain Josh Brownhill, which would include Nahki Wells moving in the opposite direction, TEAMtalk understands.
The Robins do not want to lose Brownhill, but the player has a release clause in his contact which kicks in at the end of the season – so they know they also can’t stop him from leaving come the summer.
Brownhill has become a key player under Lee Johnson, but his form has not gone unnoticed and it is not just Burnley – with Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Leicester also showing a keen interest.
But it is Sean Dyche’s men who are in pole position, and whilst City are not keen on selling Brownhill – the Clarets have a trump card in the shape of Bermudan star Wells.
Wells is currently one of the top-scorers in the Championship, where he is on-loan with QPR – but Burnley have the option of recalling him this month, and then sending him elsewhere.
And Burnley are indeed ready to bring back Wells and send him to Ashton Gate along with around £3million to land Brownhill, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be agreed.