Bristol City are hoping to sign AFC Bournemouth striker Yann Kermorgant according to Bristol Post. Steve Cotterill tried and failed to sign the ex-Leicester City striker in August.

It is no secret that Bristol City are chasing a new striker this month as they look to propel themselves away from the Championship relegation places. A big amount of pressure has been placed upon Jonathan Kodjia this season to score the goals. With Kieran Agard struggling with injury problems and captain Aaron Wilbraham aged 36 and Simon Cox returning to Reading after an unsuccessful loan spell, the only other alternative is Welsh youngster Wes Burns. Clearly Cotterill must strengthen his front-line and Kermorgant is certainly a realistic target.

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A deal to sign Kermorgant to join the Ashton Gate club was very close to being signed and sealed, only for the deal to fall through just before the transfer deadline. Eddie Howe has been reluctant to let him leave the club after injuries to Callum Wilson and Max Gradel earlier in the season, but with him now having the chance to strengthen in January, this could open up the door for the Robins to take Kermorgant.

The 34-year-old has only started once for the Cherries this season, they coming against Liverpool in the Premier League. Plus he has made six more appearances as a substitute. However he clearly isn’t in favour compared to when the club where in the Championship last season. The Frenchman has scored 24 in 37 starts for Bournemouth at Championship level, so he could bring goals to Bristol City, and they need it.

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