Exclusive: Rapid Vienna striker Fally Mayulu set for Bristol City medical after deal agreed

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Rapid Vienna striker Fally Mayulu is set for a Bristol City medical this evening, Bristol Live understands, with the Robins closing in on completing a deal to sign the Frenchman.

It is understood that a fee worth up to £2.5million has been agreed with the Austrian club and, if everything goes to plan, the 21-year-old will sign a four-year deal at Ashton Gate and will be City's most expensive transfer since the arrival of Nahki Wells in January 2020.

It was reported on Thursday that a fresh bid had been lodged after City saw their first offer turned down by Rapid Vienna and it appears as though this has been accepted with a medical scheduled ahead of the weekend.

Mayulu has spent just one season at the Austrian giants having impressed in the second tier the campaign prior with BW Linz where he scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists.

At 21, the Frenchman is believed to have serious potential that he can continue growing towards at City in the Championship. The move would be the front man's first experience of English football, but he has already played in France and Germany as well, albeit in the youth teams of Lens and Wolfsburg as well as having a trial at Paris Saint-Germain.

Technical director Brian Tinnion revealed on Wednesday that two players have made verbal agreements to join City with details being finalised.

Mayulu's potential arrival will naturally shed further light on Tommy Conway's future with Tinnion also revealing that the Robins would like to sign four attacking players this summer, two of which strikers.

The 21-year-old is approaching the last year of his contract in BS3 and has shown no intentions of signing an improved agreement, putting City in a position where they may have to reluctantly cash in.

As well as another striker, the Robins would like to add a winger and a playmaker with former loanee Scott Twine very much a target but his situation at Burnley is still uncertain as the Clarets continue their search for a new manager.

Liam Manning is yet to have a confirmed new addition to his squad this summer but Max Bird and Josh Stokes have reported to the HPC for the first time as Bristol City players after signing in January before going back on loan to Derby County and Aldershot Town respectively.