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TRANSFER LATEST: Report claims Bristol City forward Antione Semenyo is set for Sunderland loan

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After a long month of waiting, it would appear that Sunderland are finally set to sign Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo on loan.

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Former Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey has claimed that Sunderland have now finally agreed a deal with Bristol City to sign their promising young forward Antoine Semenyo.

Rumours of Sunderland’s interest in Semenyo first emerged at the start of January, with Doncaster also credited with having an interest in him, but very little progress was made due to the fact his parent club were struggling to bring in a forward themselves.

But, with Lee Johnson’s side set to announce the signing of Nahki Wells, it would appear that the pacy forward’s loan move to Sunderland has been greenlit ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

Semenyo has only just turned 20, and finds himself on the fringes of the Bristol City first team picture after a successful spell out on loan with Newport County in League Two last season. He has started just three times in league action this season, and is therefore keen to find himself a new club in order to play football on a regular basis once again.

The former Bath City loanee only signed a new contract with the Robins in the summer.