Bristol City have rejected two quick-fire offers from Bournemouth for Antoine Semenyo, the second of which has a value of £10 million.
Per Bristol Live. there was an initial bid of approximately £8 million turned down on Wednesday by the Robins who deemed it to be substantially below their valuation.
The Cherries – who have held an interest in Semenyo since August – then returned with an improved bid believed to be an initial £8m plus £2m in add-ons which has also been rebuffed.
Bournemouth are now considering walking away from the deal and pursue other targets. Manager Gary O’Neil was hoping to sign the City striker ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash with Nottingham Forest.
Bristol City are under no substantial pressure to sell, with the 22-year-old’s contract running until 2024 (in 18 months) after an extension was activated just weeks ago.
However, they will need to cash in on the striker either this January transfer window or during the summer to avoid a situation where they could lose him for minimal compensation.
Antoine Semenyo has five goals and two assists in 22 appearances in the ongoing 2022/23 English Championship.