Fulham are keen on signing Bristol City defender Joe Bryan, according to a Daily Mirror report this afternoon.
In a story suggesting that another rumoured Fulham target, James Maddison, is wanted by the likes of Everton and Leicester City, the paper suggests that Slavisa Jokanovic is eager to bring the City left-back to Craven Cottage. Bristol City are braced for bids from Premier League suitors for their academy graduate, who made 41 first-team appearances last season, scoring three goals.
Bryan is entering the final year of his current Ashton Gate contract and Burnley have already made their interest in signing the 24 year-old, who can also operate as a wing-back or on the left of midfield, abundantly clear. Last season owner Steve Landsdown slapped a £10m price on the full-back and Bristol City would not have significantly lowered their valuation of a player who has been pivotal to the club’s success under Lee Johnson. Bryan has made more than 200 league appearances for the Robins and scored in their famous League Cup win over Manchester United last term.
Fulham are known to be seeking reinforcements as they prepare for life in the Premier League, having won promotion by beating Aston Villa in the Wembley play-off final last month. It is thought that the Whites would be keen on another deal for Southampton’s Matt Targett, but the Londoners have been linked with a number of other left backs including longstanding target Joe Bennett.