Regional Paper Talk: Cardiff lodge Hal bid

Cardiff City have reportedly made a £2m bid for Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu, while Swansea are interested in Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond.

Last Updated: 26/06/13 at 15:10 Post Comment

Hal Robson-Kanu: On Cardiff's wanted list

Hal Robson-Kanu: On Cardiff's wanted list

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