Wales latest: Palace move for Liverpool target; Medel back to Spain?

Gary Medel Chile

The latest football headlines coming out of Wales, featuring Cardiff and Swansea City.

A round-up of the stories hitting the headlines in Wales, as Cardiff fans pick their alternative strip for next season, and Crystal Palace move in on Liverpool target.

1. Caulker approached by Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis have reportedly moved for Cardiff City captain Steven Caulker, with a bid in the region of £8million for the defender.

Caulker has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Southampton and Liverpool this summer following Cardiff’s relegation from the Premier League, with Palace now looking good to sign the 22-year-old according to the Mirror.

Pulis is looking to build on the Eagles strong finish in the top-flight last season, and could land Caulker when they transfer window officially opens in July.

2. Medel set for return to Spain

The weekend saw Gary Medel linked with a move back to Spain, with Malaga supposedly eyeing a move for the midfielder.

Medel is on duty with with Chile at the World Cup in Brazil, and his side got off to a strong start as they beat Australia 3-1 on Friday evening.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to Valenica, but are set to be beaten to his signature by Malaga according to a report in the Mirror.

3. Williams ‘high on the shopping list’ for Gus Poyet

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is reportedly ‘high on the shopping list’ of Gus Poyet at Sunderland this summer.

Williams has a year remaining on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and has been linked with a move to the likes Arsenal, Liverpool and Hull City.

Journalists at the Chronicle in Sunderland have told the Welsh media: "Williams is high on Gus Poyet’s shopping list as the Black Cats boss looks to strengthen his defence over the summer."

Swansea opened talks with Williams over a new deal last week, but the Welshman’s agent has done little to dampen the speculation that the 29-year-old could be on the move.

4. Cardiff fans vote for alternative strip next season

Cardiff City fans have been voting in their thousands as to which shirt they would like to attend matches in next season.

Bluebirds supporters had four options of shirts to wear for Championship games next season, as they continue to protest the rebranded red strip enforced by controversial owner Vincent Tan.

The shirt will be mostly blue, with a white and yellow stripe on the left-hand side of the design, commemorating Cardiff City designs of the 1970’s. Although the shirts will not be seen on any of the players next season, thousands are tipped to attend in the blue shirts produced by the supporter’s trust.

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