Cardiff chief Dal­man says fans won’t be dis­ap­pointed

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT - JON DOEL Foot­ball ed­i­tor [email protected]­line.co.uk

CARDIFF City chair­man Mehmet Dal­man has is­sued a trans­fer up­date and told fans they won’t be left dis­ap­pointed with the Blue­birds’ busi­ness this month.

Speak­ing ahead of yes­ter­day’s 0-0 draw with Hud­der­s­field, Dal­man re­vealed a deal for Nantes striker Emil­iano Sala is not dead, al­though he ad­mit­ted it seems un­likely the bid for Nice mid­fielder Adrien Tameze can be re­vived.

Man­ager Neil Warnock has voiced his frus­tra­tions with busi­ness so far af­ter the col­lapse of the Tameze deal fol­lowed Nathaniel Clyne’s snub.

The Blue­birds are in­ter­ested in Chelsea star Vic­tor Moses, al­though the book­ies believe he is far more likely to join rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals Ful­ham.

But Dal­man is re­main­ing pos­i­tive, telling BBC Ra­dio Wales: “It has cer­tainly been a test­ing win­dow.

“It is not for try­ing. Neil’s team, es­pe­cially the scouts, have worked re­ally hard to come up with a list and to be hon­est with you, lead­ing up to Jan­uary, we thought we had two out of three in the bag.

“It didn’t work out for all sorts of rea­sons, but there is no need to lose heart.

“We are very fo­cused, very com­mit­ted, we have good can­di­dates and we are go­ing to work through them.

“We will sit down and go through some names and hope to get them over the line in the next few days.

“Noth­ing is dead un­til it is dead, but as of this mo­ment I don’t think it is hap­pen­ing,” he said of the Tameze deal.

“Sala, again, noth­ing is dead un­til it is dead, there is still di­a­logue go­ing on and we will see what hap­pens over the next few days.

“Fans should not worry the funds are not there, ab­so­lutely not, that would be ex­tremely un­fair.

“Watch this space over the next 10 days.

“My mes­sage to the fans would be you have faith in the team, the man­ager and the club, stay with it, be­cause I don’t think we will dis­ap­point you in the win­dow.” ■ Warnock has a blast at Brexit: Sport Pull­out

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