Cardiff chase Almamy Toure deal

Monaco's Malian defender Almamy Toure (L) vies with Guingamp's French midfielder Marcus Coco during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM)  vs Guingamp (EAG) on November 4, 2017 at The...

HITC Sport understands Cardiff City are in talks to sign Monaco defender Almamy Toure.

 

Monaco's Malian defender Almamy Toure plays ball plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League group G football match RB Leipzig v AS Monaco in Leipzig, eastern Germany on September 13,...

Cardiff City are hoping to beat the transfer deadline to sign highly-rated Monaco defender Almamy Toure, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock is desperate to bolster his squad before Thursday's transfer deadline and he has made defensive reinforcements one of his top priorities.

 

Toure has emerged on Cardiff's radar after finding himself out of favour of Monaco for much of this season.

The 22-year-old has only made five appearances in all competitions and Cardiff are hoping the offer of regular first-team football could lure him away from the Stade Louis II.

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Gillingham and Cardiff City at Priestfield Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Gillingham, United...

Toure is out of contract at Monaco this summer and the French club would prefer to cash-in on him now rather than risk allowing him to run down his contract and leave for free at the end of the season.

Toure can play at right-back as well as centre-back and his versatility makes him an attractive proposition to Warnock as he looks to bolster his squad options.

Stoke City's Belgian forward Thibaud Verlinden (L) fights for the ball with Monaco's Malian defender Almamy Toure during a friendly football match between AS Monaco and Stoke City FC in...

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