Report: Cardiff City set to announce Rotherham United striker Danny Ward this week

A general view outside the stadium before the match - Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff have been heavily linked with the Rotherham forward for a few weeks now, and it seems the transfer saga is finally concluding.

Rotherham United's Danny Ward (L) in action with Newcastle United's Ciaran ClarkRotherham United's Danny Ward (L) in action with Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark

Cardiff City's lengthy chase for Rotherham United striker Danny Ward finally looks set to conclude, with a report from Wales Online claiming that the club will be able to announce the 25-year-old as a Bluebird this week if negotiations go as planned.

The Bluebirds' interest in Ward has been dragged out over several weeks, and there were reports that the player had completed a medical with Cardiff - though they were wide of the mark, as reported by Wales Online, and for now, Ward remains a Rotherham player.

However, Cardiff - managed by Neil Warnock - are confident they can get a deal done and dusted this week for the 25-year-old, who scored 10 league goals in the 2016/17 season as well as claiming four assists for a Rotherham side that were made the Championship's whipping boys.

Wales Online are claiming that the fee in question for Ward's services would be £1m, and if he signs, he will be the fifth summer recruit by Warnock and the Bluebirds, though he would be the first player to command a transfer fee.

Rotherham's Danny Ward in actionRotherham's Danny Ward in action

Neil Etheridge, Lee Camp, Callum Paterson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing have all signed for the Bluebirds this summer on free transfers as Warnock looks to build a side that can push for the play-offs.

Under Warnock, Cardiff, who were in deep relegation trouble when the experienced manager took over, secured a top half finish by ending their season in 12th position - 11 points clear of safety and 18 points off a play-off spot.

Fulham's Tomas Kalas in action with Rotherham's Danny WardFulham's Tomas Kalas in action with Rotherham's Danny Ward

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