Skysports.com understands that Bristol City have made an enquiry regarding Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley.
The Robins are looking to build on what has been an impressive week in the transfer market after securing the signature of England goalkeeper David James on a free transfer.
Manager Steve Coppell is hoping to bolster his defensive options further after selling full-back Bradley Orr to Queens Park Rangers, with the Northern Ireland international touted as a target.
He has already brought Damion Stewart and Nicky Hunt in to his backline, with the addition of McAuley giving the club further optimism for a push for promotion.
McAuley joined Ipswich from Leicester in 2008, where the imposing 30-year-old has gone on to become captain of Roy Keane's side.