Cardiff back in for Bolton's Madine

Gary Madine of Bolton during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Bolton Wanderers at the Kassam Stadium on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, England.

HITC Sport understands Cardiff City have made a new bid for Bolton star.

Joel Ward of Crystal Palace (L) and Gary Madine of Bolton (R) battle for possession during the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers at Selhurst...

Cardiff City have tabled a new improved bid for Bolton Wanderers striker Gary Madine, HITC Sport understands.

Cardiff have been chasing a new striker throughout this month's transfer window and they saw a bid rejected for Madine a couple of weeks ago.

A number of names have been linked with Cardiff, but Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is hoping to convince Bolton to sell the 27-year-old before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Bolton are reluctant to lose their top scorer as they battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.

Gary Madine of Bolton Wanderers attempts to control the ball under pressure from Lewin Nyatanga of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Bolton Wanderers and...

Madine has scored 10 goals from 28 appearances in the Championship, including one in the win over Cardiff earlier this season.

Having started his career at Carlisle, Madine spent four years at Sheffield Wednesday before joining Bolton in 2015, and he helped them win promotion back to the Championship last season.

Warnock is desperate to end his hunt for a new striker before Wednesday's deadline, as he feels he needs to strengthen his side's attacking options if they are to maintain their push for promotion to the Premier League.

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