Cardiff City Transfer Rumours: Latest Names Linked with EPL Newcomers

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJune 7, 2013

Cardiff City Transfer Rumours: Latest Names Linked with EPL Newcomers

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    Premier League newcomers Cardiff City are sure to be linked to some new names during the summer transfer window.

    Cardiff was promoted to the Premier League after winning the Championship, and it will be the club's first season in the Premier League.

    New faces will be needed to help the club survive instant relegation, and changes are likely to occur.

    Here are some of the latest names linked with a move to Cardiff City.

    *Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC.

Danny Graham

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    Former Swansea striker Danny Graham has been linked with a move to Cardiff City by the Daily Star.

    Graham moved to Sunderland during the January transfer window of the 2012/13 season, and failed to score a single goal in 13 games.

    His debut season with Swansea, in 2011/12, saw him net 14 goals in 39 games.

    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay will be hoping he can get Graham to return to that form, and help keep City in the Premier League.

Albert Adomah

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    According to, Cardiff is leading the race to sign Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.

    The Ghanaian international has been a consistent performer for Bristol City since joining at the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

    He's produced seven goals and nine assists for Bristol in 2012/13, with his pace and ability on the ball making him an asset.

Joseph Yobo

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    The Daily Mail reports that Cardiff City is interested in Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo.

    The former Everton star would provide some much needed Premier League experience for the newcomers.

    Yobo has spent the last two seasons in Turkey, with Fenerbahce, and was part of the Nigerian side that won the 2013 African Nations Cup.

Thomas Ince

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    Blackpool starlet Thomas Ince has been earmarked as a transfer target for Cardiff, according to Gareth Rogers of Wales Online.

    Ince was in fantastic form during the 2012/13 season, scoring 18 goals and assisting 14 times.

    The Mirror has linked the versatile winger with Inter Milan, Tottenham and Liverpool so far this summer. 

Leon Barnett

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    Norwich City defender Leon Barnett has been linked by Talksport with a move to Cardiff City.

    The 27-year-old defender spent the last part of the 2012/13 season on loan at City, and City manager Malky Mackay wants to bring him over permanently.

    Barnett has played in the Premier League with Norwich and West Bromwich Albion in the past. 

Bafetimbi Gomis

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    According to the Daily Mail, French striker Bafetimbi Gomis is a target for Cardiff City.

    The Lyon striker would certainly add quality to the City attack, though a transfer fee of up to £15 million might mean he is out of City's reach.

    Wales Online reports that Malky Mackay will not rule out the ambitious move for the powerful striker.

    Gomis scored 20 goals in 44 games for Lyon during the 2012/13 season.