Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has said that there have been no bids placed for star left back Joe Bryan this month despite links with a whole host of top flight sides including Newcastle United and Everton.
Back in December Football Insider exclusively revealed that the pair of Premier League clubs were set to battle it out for the 24-year-old’s signing during the January transfer window, having played a key role as the Robins emerged as surprise prospects for a top six spot in the Championship this season.
While Bryan is yet to have been picked up by any of the proposed suitors, the Mirror have claimed that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has sanctioned a deal for the £7million-rated defender, and that the Magpies were readying a bid to take him from Ashton Gate, with Everton and Brighton also in the hunt.
However Johnson has definitively stated that there has yet to be an offer tabled for his star man’s services, and that he will do all he can to avoid selling him this month.
He told the Bristol Post: “I don’t know. Certainly nothing solid has come in from any those clubs linked.
“Joe Bryan’s a fantastic player and I definitely don’t want to lose him. I don’t think we will lose any of our key players at this moment in time, but obviously it changes by the hour in the window sometimes.”
This season has seen Bryan appear in all but one of his club’s 28 league matches in England’s second tier, scoring twice and chipping in with two assists, while he has also netted two goals in his four League Cup outings, including the opener in the win over Manchester United, to held City to the semi finals.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the club are on the verge of securing their first January deal as a medical is readied for Tuesday.

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