With the English transfer window deadline fast approaching, Bristol City are now reportedly in the running for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna.

McKenna has handed in a transfer request to try and force a move away from Pittodrie. The Daily Record recently reported that Nottingham Forest and QPR had tabled £3 million for the defender.

Bristol City are reportedly after McKenna. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now Bristol Live are reporting that Bristol City are challenging Celtic and Forest for the defender.

Brighton recently signed City centre-back Adam Webster, for what the BBC report as a club-record £20m deal for the Robins

With cash to throw around, they’re now targeting McKenna as a potential replacement it seems.

McKenna to Bristol City seems feasible

Out of all the clubs he’s been linked with, this switch seems like the most realistic for McKenna.

This deal seems like the most realistic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Robins are in need of a centre-back after Webster’s departure. Scotland international McKenna is more than good enough to play at Championship level and would be decent for the Ashton Gate side.

Plus, they are the only side likely to meet Aberdeen’s valuation of McKenna. The Daily Record reported recently that the Dons want £7 million for McKenna.

Some of the money from the Webster sale could be invested in the 22-year-old. Aberdeen will be able to ask for as much as they please though, with McKenna’s contract running until 2023.

Aberdeen have the power in this situation. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

McInnes has confirmed that unless things change, he plans to use McKenna during Aberdeen’s pivotal Europa League match against Rijeka. This seems to indicate that McKenna isn’t currently in advanced talks with a club.

Robins defender Zak Vyner has been linked by Bristol Live with a loan move to Pittodrie, but isn’t likely to play a part in any McKenna deal.

With the clock ticking on the English transfer window, clubs like Bristol City will have to hurry if they want the Dons centre-back.

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