CITY have confirmed they have received a first offer for Charlie Wyke, understood to have come from Peterborough.

A figure of £500,000 has been mentioned, although it is not known whether that would be one straight payment or as part of a package deal.

It is also not clear whether the Bantams would find that amount acceptable for a player they paid £250,000 for on deadline day in January 2017.

Bolton are also keen on Wyke and other Championship names are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation. But Peterborough are the first club to actually test the water.

A club source at Valley Parade said: “We were prepared for there to be interest in Charlie with him only having a year (remaining) on his contract. We have now received inquiries and an offer for him.”

Peterborough’s interest in Wyke was revealed in the Telegraph & Argus last week – and was initially denied by Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

But they have been recruiting heavily this summer and are in the market for a centre forward. They claimed to have had a £1 million bid rejected for Cheltenham’s Mo Eisa.

The T&A understands there have been talks between City and Wyke about the possibility of extending his stay beyond next summer. But the club are also wary of losing value in a prize asset as he moves into the final season of his contract.