Bluebirds set to swoop again
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Bluesbirds are currently speaking to the 22-year-old and could unveil the starlet at Ninian Park on Thursday, according to Barnsley's official website.
The Sheffield born star have made over 100 appearances for The Tykes, since joining from Maltby in 1998, although he only played five times last season.
Cardiff have been active in the transfer market this summer after signing Gareth Whalley from Bradford City and agreeing new deals with Robert Earnshaw, Tony Wallis and Simon Heall.
The club narrowly missed out on promotion to the First Division last season, and are keen to avoid another repeat of their disappointing play-off defeat against Stoke City.
Meanwhile, Cardiff have missed out in their chase for former Rangers defender Tony Vidmar.
The Australian international was released by The Gers at the end of last season and is looking for a new club.
Vidmar held talks with Bluebirds boss Lennie Lawrence last week, but the experienced defender has decided to reject the offer to move to Ninian Park.
"I haven't succeeded with Tony Vidmar because he feels the gap between the Scottish Premier League and our Second Division is too great. I understand and respect that," said Lawrence.
"Maybe I tried to fly too high with Vidmar. I always knew that was a risk but there was no better player in his position available to us."
"He looked around Cardiff and he seemed really keen about joining us. His is a professional decision, it's not about money or the area."