Huddersfield Town join Bristol City in transfer hunt for England international

Bristol City could face strong competition from Premier League side Huddersfield Town as they try to re-sign Tom Heaton during the January transfer window.

The Sun is reporting that David Wagner is eyeing the 32-year-old Burnley man as he looks to improve his leaky defence which has struggled so far this season.

They suggest that the Terriers have made enquiries about his availability with Heaton desperate for a fresh start.

The Robins have also been linked with a move for Clarets goalkeeper who has fallen out of favour at Turf Moor.

Heaton is reportedly wanted in January by Lee Johnson on a deal for the rest of the season with the experienced stopper ready to drop down to the Championship.

However, interest from the Premier League could change matters with Heaton keen to play at the highest level.

The goalkeeper suffered an injury last season and has failed to win his place back in the side after the Clarets signed Joe Hart.

The three-cap England international recently admitted that he is keeping his options open for the winter winter.

“It doesn’t need a rocket scientist to see that it’s going to be difficult to fit us all in,” he told the Mirror.

“Come the January transfer window, I’ve got to keep my ¬≠options open. The one thing I’ve been consistent about in my career is moving clubs in order to play games.

“I felt really at it; back to 100 per cent [at the start of the season]. Then I picked up a slight calf injury and I ended up missing the Europa League games against ¬≠Aberdeen.”

Heaton was Sean Dyche’s first signing at Burnley as he joined from Bristol City in 2013.

He spent the 2012/12 season at the Robins making 43 appearances as they suffered relegation from the Champiosnship.

Interest is now building in the experienced stopper ahead of the January transfer window.