BRISTOL City are understood to have tabled a bid worth around £1million for Wanderers midfielder George Thomason.

Nigel Pearson is keen to bring the 22-year-old to Ashton Gate as he looks to rebuild his midfield after the £25m sale of Alex Scott to Bournemouth.

According to sources at Ashton Gate the deal is worth up to £1m - which if accepted would make him the most expensive sale since Gary Madine in January 2018.

Thomason has featured in both of Bolton’s games this season, starting as a sub against Lincoln City on the opening day of the season.

He has played 73 times for the club in all and is currently the longest-serving player on the books, having been signed from non-league Longridge Town by previous manager Keith Hill in January 2020.

Thomason has progressed under Ian Evatt and caught the eye in pre-season with a series of strong performances. Josh Sheehan was preferred in midfield last weekend but the Bolton boss admitted the decision had been “the most difficult” of the day.