Right-back Adam Matthews is reportedly edging closer to securing an exit from Sunderland.
Matthews only joined the Black Cats from Celtic last summer, signing a four-year contract in a deal costing around £2million, but the move has not gone according to plan.
The Wales international only played 36 minutes of Premier League football before being loaned out to Championship outfit Bristol City, where he featured nine times in the league.
Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce preferred to use other options at the back when in charge of the club last season and it is understood newly-appointed manager David Moyes is happy to allow the 24-year-old to leave.
Matthews is said to have high interest from lower level teams and it is believed The Robins are keen on wrapping up a permanent deal for the right-back.
An offer around the £2m mark is expected to be enough to land the Welshman’s signature although City may look to get him slightly cheaper, with the Black Cats wanting him off their wage bill.