Bristol City boss responds to Wolves, Celtic and Rangers transfer links for 21-goal striker

Bristol City's Tommy Conway applauds fans as he leaves the pitch after the 1-0 win over West Ham in the FA Cup third round replay at the Ashton Gate Stadium. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)Bristol City's Tommy Conway applauds fans as he leaves the pitch after the 1-0 win over West Ham in the FA Cup third round replay at the Ashton Gate Stadium. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Bristol City's Tommy Conway applauds fans as he leaves the pitch after the 1-0 win over West Ham in the FA Cup third round replay at the Ashton Gate Stadium. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Liam Manning - in charge of Bristol City - has issued a response after speculation linking one of his players with a move to Wolves among other clubs.

Bristol City boss Liam Manning has revealed he would like Tommy Conway to remain at the club amid interest from Wolves.

It was reported earlier this week that Wolves, along with Premier League rivals Brentford and Nottingham Forest held an interest. Scottish Premiership pair Celtic and Rangers are also said to be keen, and so there at least five teams who have a confirmed interest in the forward.

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The 21-year-old knocked West Ham out of the FA Cup on Tuesday, as he followed up his goal against them earlier this month with a winner in the third-round replay.

"Definitely from our end, we really want him to stay," Manning said to sister website BristolWord.

"He's in a really good place I think. If you look since I've come in, the number of games he’s started, even in a sticky period, we stuck by him.

"I think he sees the culture, he's clear on how we work and that's the big thing, we want people who are all in on what we want to do, so he's definitely someone we want to keep at the club."

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Conway - an under-21 international for Scotland - is under contract at Ashton Gate until the summer of 2025 after signing a deal in July 2022. He was their top scorer last season with 12 goals in 38 games in all competitions, and this term he has notched up eight in 22 games despite missing over a month of action. He has 21 goals and five assists in 71 games in senior football for Bristol City, and is aiming for a second succesive season of double figures in the league.

Several strikers have emerged to Wolves over the month, including Armando Broja who will cost a reported £50m to sign from Chelsea. Conway would cost less than that, however the Robins have proven tough negotiators, with Wolves experiencing that.

Wolves pursed Alex Scott in the summer but he ended up joining AFC Bournemouth for £25m, and City would want a transfer fee similar to that given the potential he has, and the proof that he can do it against Premier League sides.

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