A report from Bristol Live has said that League One side Bristol Rovers have opened talks with star striker Jonson Clarke-Harris to try and tie him down to a new deal, with Championship pair Hull City and Reading lurking.

Over the course of this year, Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris has been one of the most in-form strikers in the country. He only made the move from Coventry City to the Gas in January but since then, he has become a firm fan favourite.

Clarke-Harris has scored 16 goals in 24 League One games for the club and his goalscoring exploits have not gone unnoticed. After his strong second half of the season a number of Championship sides were linked with him in the summer and having scored six goals in nine games across all competitions so far this season, Championship sides are interested in Clarke-Harris once again.

Hull City and Reading are keen on the 25-year-old but Bristol Rovers have now opened talks with the striker to try and tie him down to a new deal at the Memorial Stadium. Both parties are said to be optimistic that a deal can be reached. The proposed deal is set to make him the most paid player at the club and is thought to be an extension of 12 months.

Clarke-Harris’ goals played a major part in keeping the club in League One last season and his goals look to play a vital role this season as well, scoring five of the club’s 10 League goals so far this season.