CITY are remaining tight-lipped over speculation linking them with a move for James Vaughan.

The former Premier League striker is on the lookout for a new club after being released from Wigan at the end of last season.

Reports have emerged claiming the Bantams are lining up an ambitious swoop for the ex-Everton, Norwich and Huddersfield hitman.

City have declined to comment but it is understood the 30-year-old is on their radar, though they are likely to face competition for a player who has spent most of his career in the top two tiers.

Having scored 24 goals to help keep Bury in League One in 2016/17, Vaughan was signed by former City boss Simon Grayson for Sunderland in a £500,000 switch.

He moved to Wigan in January 2018 but struggled to make a major impact at the DW Stadium and was loaned to Portsmouth at the start of this year.

Vaughan failed to score in 11 appearances for Pompey, nine of them from the bench.

Despite a difficult couple of seasons for the striker, who was plagued by injury earlier in his career, it would certainly be a coup if City could lure him to Valley Parade for League Two football.

Gary Bowyer has already made seven signings, the latest one being the capture of Clayton Donaldson.

The Bradford-born frontman also has plenty of Championship experience and a potential pairing with Vaughan would certainly be a statement of intent from City as they look to bounce back to League One at the first attempt.