City Prepare For Another Maynard Bid
Bristol City are now preparing themselves for yet another bid for Nicky Maynard, this time the offer is going to be around the £4million mark and will be coming in from Nottingham Forest.
New Forest manager Steve McLaren is looking to get Forest back into the top flight but to do that he will need to give his attacking options a boost, Maynard is reported to be at the top of his shopping list.
An offer of around £2.5 million from Leicester was turned down earlier in the week and they are rumoured to be facing competition from West Ham who are also looking for more firepower.
Maynard has scored 37 goals for City since joining from Crewe Alexandra for £2.25 million in July 2008 and not surprisingly, manager Keith Millen would sooner he stayed at the club, he will be holding talks with the striker when he returns from his summer break with a view to getting him to extend his current deal.
Millen told the Bristol Evening Post: 'I'm glad the new board are staying strong and I've said before I don't want to lose Nicky.
'Nicky is part of the team and squad I want to build for next season.
'The speculation has certainly heated up, but he's back from holiday next week and I'll be looking to speak with him. Our stance is we still want him to sign a new contract, the board are strong and sticking to that.'
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