Cardiff chief Dalman says fans won’t be disappointed
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