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Cardiff deny Sunderland bid for Jordon Mutch

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman says the club will not consider bids for their star midfielder.

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has said midfielder Jordon Mutch will not be leaving the club, despite interest from Sunderland.

Sources claimed that the Black Cats had bid £1.5million for Mutch, with the former Birmingham star set to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

But reports in the Welsh press today have claimed Mutch will not be sold by Cardiff, with chairman Mehmet Dalman wishing to hold onto the 22-year-old.

“We have not received any bids for Jordon and he is in our manager’s plans for next season.” Dalman is reported as saying.

“Jordon is a Cardiff City player and that will not change.”

Much was key player for Cardiff City last season where he scored seven goals in their miserable campaign that saw them relegated from the Premier League.

Keeping Mutch would certainly be a huge help to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans to escape from the Championship next season. The Bluebirds have already secured deals for strikers Javi Guerra, Federico Macheda and Adam Le Fondre, as well as Austrian midfielder Guido Burgstaller.

Cardiff currently boast one of the biggest squads in league football as they prepare for life in the second-tier, but exits from the club are still more than likely to happen.

David Marshall, Steven Caulker and Gary Medel are all widely expected to leave the Welsh capital after good seasons in the Premier League, while the likes of Fraizer Campbell's and Kenwyne Jones’ futures are up in the air following the influx of strikers at the club.

Preventing Mutch from joining Sunderland could yet prove one of the best transfer moves this summer for Solskjaer and Cardiff, as the midfielder will undoubtedly thrive at Championship level.

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