Bristol City have been handed a potential boost in the race to sign Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas, with the Blues handing David Luiz a new deal.
Kalas has made no secret of his desire to find first team football next season and news of Luiz signing a new deal will be a further blow to his hopes of making an impression on Blues first team matters, meaning Bristol could well make their move for the 25-year-old defender.
The Chelsea man has been impressive during his loan spell with the Robins this term, being a regular for Lee Johnson as they just missed out on landing a top six spot in the Championship.
Reported by the Bristol Post, Kalas could well now force through a move away from the Premier League giants as he looks to further his career with regular football, meaning City might well fancy their chances of landing Kalas ahead of the likes of Rangers and Celtic.
Kalas has spent the majority of his time with Chelsea on loan at other clubs, with spells at Fulham, Vitesse and Middlesbrough all having taken the 25-year-old on short-term spells.
City manager Johnson will be keen to strengthen over the summer and the addition of Kalas would no doubt be a massive boost to the Robins’ squad if he does join on a permanent basis.
Kalas would be a superb signing for Bristol on a full-time basis and he’d be ideal for Lee Johnson’s men really.
The Chelsea man has more than proved himself at Championship level and if the Robins can capture him, then it would be quite the boost ahead of next term.