Wales latest: Rangers in for Bluebirds midfielder; another departure at Cardiff

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A look at all the footballing stories hitting the headlines in Wales today.

The daily round-up of all the Cardiff City and Swansea City related news.

1. Rangers in for Don Cowie

Rangers are reportedly eyeing a move for Cardiff midfielder Don Cowie, as they prepare for life in the Scottish Championship.

Cowie’s contract expires on July 1 with the Welsh club, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having put a new offer on the table.

According to the Glasgow Evening Times, Cowie is wanted by Rangers boss Ally McCoist. The club have already signed ex-Cardiff striker Kenny Miller this summer.

Cowie is yet to make a decision on his future, but could fancy a move back to his native Scotland.

2. Swansea could offer new deal to Ki Sung-Yueng

Swansea City manager Garry Monk could offer a new deal to Ki Sung-Yueng after he returns from World Cup duty with South Korea.

Ki was on loan at Sunderland last season, and has just one year remaining on his current deal.

The South Wales Evening Post claims that Monk will look to extend his deal before the new Premier League season kicks off in August.

3. Another exit at Cardiff

Another high-profile figure has departed Cardiff City, with Chief Executive Simon Lim leaving the club.

In what is the latest reshuffle of staff by owner Vincent Tan, Chairman Mehmet Dalman will now step into Lim’s role.

Tan has also appointed a new general manager in Ken Choo, who along with Tan, Dalman and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now form a new transfer committee.

4. Liberty Stadium given go-ahead for extension

Swansea City have been given the all clear to begin work on their extension of the Liberty Stadium in January.

The Swans will be looking to add around 5,000 extra seats to the arena, increasing its capacity to over 25,000.

Chairman Huw Jenkins insists work will not affect the current capacity during the season.

“Phase one, which will not affect seating capacity for the forthcoming campaign, consists of expanding the East Stand to accommodate an additional 4,000 to 5,000 seats.” He is reported as saying on WalesOnline.

5. Swans still in for Dutch striker

Swansea will resume talks with Dutch forward Luc Castaignos when he returns from holiday, report WalesOnline.

The Jacks had a bid of around £6.9million accepted for the FC Twente striker over a week ago, and have now been told talks will resume upon Castaignos’ return.

Twente Chariman Joop Munsterman though, has said the deal is far from completion.

“It will be a while before things can be done,” he is reported as saying.

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