Bristol City are continuing in their attempts to sign Sunderland’s Adam Matthews according to a report from the Sunderland Echo.

The 24-year-old defender has been a complete flop with the Black Cats after only making two appearances for them after signing from Celtic last summer. He ended up being loaned out towards the end of the season and that’s how he joined up with Bristol City. While at Ashton Gate he impressed and helped the Robins steer clear of the relegation zone.

Since Matthews returned to Sunderland at the end of his loan deal, Bristol City have been keen to bring him back on a more permanent deal. There have been a few issues which has held this deal up but it appears to be closer than ever now as the Black Cats have shown they are very keen to get rid.

Matthews, alongside fellow unwanted players such as Liam Bridcutt, Will Buckley, Jordi Gomez and Charis Mavrias, has been training with the development team this summer and did not travel with the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour with Austria with Sunderland trying to get these players off their wage bill. They’ve already had some success after Emanuele Giaccherini completed a £2m move away from the Stadium of Light earlier in the week.

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