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Bothroyd: Cardiff talks

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Cardiff are closing in on the signing of Wolves striker Jay Bothroyd.

Bothroyd held talks with Cardiff over the weekend after the Bluebirds agreed a fee with their Championship rivals for the striker.

Wolves are willing to let Bothroyd leave as he does not figure in Mick McCarthy's long-term plans.

Cardiff are desperate to bring in a new striker after being frustrated in their attempts to bolster their attack this summer.

Bluebirds boss Dave Jones is a big fan of former Arsenal youngster Bothroyd and he believes he could be a valuable addition to the squad if they can sign the 26-year-old.

"I think Jay would be a great acquisition for us and we're still on the look-out for more," said Jones.


"He's had maybe one or two seasons where people say he's not fulfilled his potential.

"Hopefully we can turn that around for him. We seem to be a club that thrives on doing that with players.

"I think he's a quality player and he'd give us something we haven't got and would bring great competition."

Leeds have also been linked with Bothroyd, but it appears Cardiff are set to win the race for his signature.