Cardiff’s pursuit of Adrien Tameze seems to have ended in disappointment
According to the Daily Mail , the Bluebirds pulled out of negotiations on Tuesday night, despite appearing to agree a fee worth a potential £10 million.
Boss Neil Warnock claimed the club had “almost agreed terms” with a player in this window following his side’s shock FA Cup defeat to Gillingham at the weekend.
That player was widely believed to be Tameze, who’s impressed in his 50 appearances for Nice since arriving in 2017, but the Bluebirds may now have to look at other targets.
The news will come as a frustration to Warnock, who’s also seen his chase for striker Emiliano Sala become ever more frustrating having already missed out on Liverpool full-back Nathaniel Clyne.
The chase for Sala took another turn yesterday as Nantes president Waldemar Kita declared to French sports daily L’Equipe: “We just said that the coach doesn’t want anybody to leave; I have the same opinion as the coach, so Emiliano Sala must not leave.
“Now, if he wants to leave for financial reasons, I will understand him and analyse the situation.
“And I think the coach will analyse the situation too.
“But then he should be replaced as well.”
“I am not his agent and I have no intention of becoming one. I am president. That he has proposals is another problem. You don’t think I’m going to call Cardiff or whatever. I am not a broker. Today there is nothing on the table.”