CITY are yet to receive an official approach for Charlie Wyke, the Telegraph & Argus understands.

Phil Parkinson is known to be keen on taking the Bantams target man to Bolton amid claims they have been quoted a price tag of £1 million.

Preston and promoted Wigan are also reported to be interested in Wyke, who was monitored by seven Championship clubs during the last transfer window.

And the T&A believes League One rivals Peterborough could be another potential suitor as they look to add a striker to their extensive squad overhaul.

But there has been no contact from anyone so far to test City’s resolve.

With his contract entering its final year, Wyke’s situation at Valley Parade is becoming a key issue.

City, who are close to announcing their ninth arrival of the summer, want to hang on to a frontman who has scored 23 goals in 62 appearances since joining from Carlisle for £250,000 in January 2017.

But they are realistic enough to know that his value will drop if his stay at the club is not extended beyond the forthcoming season - and would not want to keep an unhappy player.

It is understood that Wyke has been training very well in the early stages of pre-season. He has returned with a positive attitude and has been one of the front runners in the squad's timed runs.

Michael Collins and his coaching team are continuing to run the rule over the players at their Carden Park camp in Cheshire, where they have been based since Monday.

“Everyone is trying to put a marker down,” said centre half Ryan McGowan. “It’s enjoyable to get away for a few days and get to know everyone.

“The training has been spot-on and has got a meaning to it.

“Everyone knows exactly what they are doing. The coaching staff are trying to get their point across and as players it’s up to us to grasp that as quick as we can to be involved in their plans."

City are likely to miss out on Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates, who caught the eye on loan for Scunthorpe last season. His parent club are looking to send him out again in the Championship this time.

And any interest in Northampton’s Matt Crooks has cooled because of the fee the League Two club would be looking for.

City’s focus in the market has switched to further forward in the squad after tying up four defensive recruits as well as keeper Richard O’Donnell.

But they do aim to add another younger back-up to challenge O’Donnell. Eighteen-year-old George Sykes-Kenworthy will continue his development with another loan spell away from the club.