Cardiff City transfer news as Middlesbrough open talks with former loanee, target offer deal and Leeds United door ‘probably closed’ for Drameh

These are your headlines from Cardiff City on Saturday June 18

Boro opens talks for Giles

Middlesbrough are in talks with Wolves to sign Ryan Giles on loan for next season.

Boss Chris Wilder wants the 22-year-old to be his left-back for the next campaign after impressing at Cardiff City last season, Soccer Insider Report.

Giles spent the first half of last season in South Wales, playing 29 times for the Bluebirds, getting nine assists. Wolves recalled him in January but the Bluebirds were keen to bring him back to the Welsh capital. In the end, however, manager Steve Morison couldn’t wait and he opted for Stoke City’s Alfie Doughty instead.

Giles then signed for Blackburn Rovers but didn’t make the same impact he had with Cardiff. Morison signed Jamilu Collins in the summer for his left-back position ahead of the new season.

Lions offer Wallace a new contract

Millwall have offered Jed Wallace a new contract.

The Telegraph reports that the Lions tried to keep Wallace in South London despite West Brom moving for him. Cardiff boss Morison is a keen admirer of Wallace and revealed earlier this season he would like to sign him for the Bluebirds.

“I’d sign Jed Wallace in a heartbeat!” Morison told WalesOnline in April. “But I’m sure Millwall don’t want to let him go. They will do everything they can to keep him. If he goes on a free transfer this summer, he’s 27, tops in assists, best player from Millwall – since I left I’ve been kidding, well I’m not and he knows it.

“There won’t be a team in the Championship or, I suspect, the lower end of the Premier League, who won’t want to take him. There will always be an offer on the table for Jed, it will just be a lot. less than what would be offered elsewhere!

“It’s not a conversation we’ve ever had. We have many conversations from time to time when he wants advice or a conversation, but unfortunately we haven’t spoken about him coming to Cardiff.”

Wallace is out of contract and attracting a lot of interest, but first-team coach Paul Robinson says nothing is done yet.

“I understand why Jed is loved by a lot of teams,” said Robinson. “He’s a top player. He’s a runner. And he has great ability when it comes to scoring goals and making assists.

“For us [Millwall] it would be a huge loss and I really hope he stays with us. He’s a massive character to have around the training ground. But he is an excellent signing for another club if he chooses to do so. Only Jed will know what he wants to do. It is his decision and what is good for him and his family.

“If he goes to West Brom I will be devastated but I will be delighted for Jed because I will know he will sign for a big club and I will phone him to tell him what a big club it is. is still done. I still hope he stays a Millwall player and by pre-season he will be with us.”

Door ‘probably closed’ on Drameh

The sports report that the arrival of Rasmus Kristensen at Leeds United has “probably closed” the door for Cody Drameh at the club for the coming season.

The young winger caused a stir on loan in South Wales last season, and he hasn’t been shy about telling Leeds what he wants next season – regular playing time.

Morison, a huge admirer of Drameh, signed two right-backs this week to end Cardiff’s interest in bringing the defender back for another season. But another loan move is likely for him, according to The Athletic.

“Drameh caused controversy by asking to leave Leeds on loan in January, at a time when the club’s injury crisis was at its peak,” they report. “But Cardiff City was a good move for him and a few months was enough to win him the club’s Player of the Year award. If that felt like opening a door for him at Elland Road, Kristensen’s arrival probably did. Assuming (Luke) Ayling isn’t forced to miss much of next season, a loan move could suit Drameh and Leeds again.

Bamba considers options

Preston North End and Charlton Athletic are among clubs to have made contact over the signing of former Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba, WalesOnline have learned.

The centre-back, 37, is a free agent having left Middlesbrough following a campaign in which he played 29 first-team games, far more than he would have expected given that he had just been given the green light from cancer at just 12 months old. from.

Neil Warnock took him up there to play a role on the pitch, but also to make a big impact in the dressing room, which he undoubtedly had. And after a season in which he impressed on his many outings for the Teesside club, he has attracted a few admirers who want him to sign for them ahead of next season.

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