Bristol City and Derby County are fighting to sign Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban according to a report from the Bristol Post.
The Robins had been looking to sign a new striker all summer but their need for a new forward has become greater after they sold Jonathan Kodjia to Aston Villa for £14m. Currently they only have Tammy Abraham and Aaron Wilbraham who can play in that position. And with that cash to splash, they are now targeting Grabban.
But they face a battle as Derby are also said to be interested in signing in the forward as they look to bolster their frontline even more this summer. Last week they completed a deal to sign James Wilson on loan for the season from Manchester United then moved on to complete a big money deal to sign Matej Vydra from Watford. This was to add to a position that’s already competitive for the Rams with Darren Bent, Chris Martin and Nick Blackman already contracted to the club. Reports have even suggested that they’ve already made a £6m bid to try and test Bournemouth’s resolve.
However both are now set to duke it out to try and make sure that Grabban chooses their club to move to before the end of the transfer window at 11pm tonight.
Grabban is believed to be available this summer despite only being signed from Norwich City for £8m in January as he’s been unable to break into the first team having only played in the EFL Cup match against Morecambe. With Grabban unable to get into the first team, a move away from the Cherries looks likely.