Cardiff City are set for another hectic transfer window.
The Bluebirds have already struck early with the signing of Republic of Ireland international James Collins, while others are expected to follow through the entrance door in the coming months.
There will also be departures, too, with other clubs sure to be taking an interest in some of Cardiff’s own players as and when the window opens.
For now, though, these are the latest transfer headlines for Cardiff City.
Cardiff slashed to 10/1 to sign Bale
Cardiff City are now just 10/1 to sign Gareth Bale this summer, according to the latest odds.
It is thought that Bale, who has one year left to run on his contract, will begin negotiating his exit from Real Madrid this summer, with one report claiming he will seek half of his £13m salary as a pay-out.
That same outlet in Spain also suggested Bale would retire after this summer’s European Championships, however the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett quickly swatted away such suggestions on Wednesday morning.
The Wales star’s efforts this season serve as evidence that he can still ply his trade at the very top of the game, but where his future lies after his exploits at the Euros remains to be seen.
Just yesterday, Cardiff were 16/1 to sign the forward, but those odds have been cut quite dramatically to 10/1 in less than 24 hours, with the likes of Juventus and Inter having drifted out from 8/1 to 10/1 and 16/1 respectively.
Tottenham remain favourites to land the forward, being priced at 11/4, while Arsenal and Chelsea both remain in with a sniff at 8/1.
(Odds courtesy of SkyBet, correct at time of publishing.)
Crewe midfielder lined up by Cardiff
Cardiff City are reportedly lining up a move for young Crewe Alexandra midfielder Ryan Wintle this summer.
The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and, according to Football Insider, has rejected the offer of an extension, placing his future at the League One outfit in doubt.
Indeed, Alex are subsequently resigned to losing the defensive midfielder, who’s reportedly attracted interest from several clubs in both League One and the Championship.
One of those teams is believed to be Cardiff City.
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Mayembe named in Zambia squad
Not quite transfer news, but perhaps more national team transfer news.
Cardiff City’s talented 18-year-old winger Ntazana Mayembe has been named in the Zambia squad for their upcoming friendlies against Senegal, Benin and Sudan.
Mayembe represented England at under-15s level, before switching to Wales at under-18s. However, it now looks as though Zambia are set to hand him his first senior honours.
The forward signed his pro contract in the week of his 17th birthday last January, but struggled to really kick on this season, partly due to injury, and was forced to play most of his football for the under-18s when many thought he would be a regular fixture in the under-23s.
The prospect of fully-fledged international football, though, will surely stand him in good stead for when he returns to the Welsh capital ahead of next season.
Former Bluebirds trio among seven to leave Liverpool
Liverpool will reportedly sell a host of promising young players including Harry Wilson, Sheyi Ojo, Marko Grujic and Wales international Ben Woodburn to fund a move for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.
The Anfield outfit have a number of youngsters heading back to Merseyside this summer with their futures well and truly up in the air.
Wilson and Ojo both enjoyed decent seasons at Cardiff City this term, with the Wales international finishing the season in particularly strong fashion.
Meanwhile, former Bluebirds loanee Grujic spent another season out on loan at Porto, while Woodburn returned to Liverpool from his loan spell at Blackpool half-way through the season.
Goal claim that all four of the above, plus Divock Origi, Loris Karius and Liam Miller, are likely to depart this summer, while the futures of Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino are unclear.
The sales will likely drum up some serious cash and the club will look to use that to fund the £40m signing of the Leipzig centre-back.
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