Kasey Palmer’s Bristol City career could well end this month, with a host of EFL clubs keen to offer the playmaker a route away from Ashton Gate.
There is no denying Palmer’s talent but he just hasn’t shown it consistently enough in a Robins shirt and opportunities have been hard to come by under the club’s last three managers.
City are looking to trim their squad and reduce their wage bill but it remains to be seen where the 25-year-old will move to this month.
QPR were outlined as contenders by journalist Gregor MacGregor at the start of the month, with talks said to be held between the two clubs over a deal, but West London Sport reported yesterday that Palmer was not a player that the R’s were targetting.
It is understood that they are keen to sign a new number 10 and were sounded out about bringing in the City man but it’s not something they’re going to pursue.
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Elsewhere in the Championship, Huddersfield Town are eyeing a reunion with Palmer (Sky Sports Transfer Centre (05/01, 2:29pm)), who spent time on loan with the club previously, and have registered their interest.
According to Bristol World, Birmingham City and Reading are also monitoring the situation.
Lee Bowyer is believed to be a fan of the attacking midfielder while the Blues are said to have discussed a possible player exchange deal, with a central defender potentially moving the other way.
The Royals will only make a move should John Swift depart, which is not something they’re expecting to happen.
Then there is Ipswich Town, who reportedly hold an interest in Palmer but seem an unlikely destination as City do not want to loan him out.
There remains a chance he could stay in Bs3 as well, with the 25-year-old likely to get an opportunity to impress Nigel Pearson against Fulham in the FA Cup on Saturday.