Bluebirds plotting move for attacker and Nat Phillips bid submitted

Cardiff City, along with Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers, are reportedly keeping tabs on Exeter striker Millenic Alli.

According to Football Insider, these clubs are “plotting moves” for the versatile 24-year-old attacker. Alli, who joined Exeter from Halifax Town in January, is capable of playing anywhere across the forward line, though he has primarily featured on the left for his current League One club.

With one year remaining on his contract, Exeter are preparing for potential interest in Alli during the upcoming summer transfer window. Last season, he scored a total of 11 goals combined for Halifax and Exeter.

Phillips in talks

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips is edging closer to leaving Anfield, with talks underway between the centre-back and Turkish powerhouse Trabzonspor.

Phillips, who impressed during a loan spell at a Welsh club last season, has attracted interest from several clubs both domestically and internationally. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, negotiations are currently ongoing with the defender.

Romano stated, “Nat Phillips to Trabzonspor is a concrete possibility, yes. Trabzonspor are in negotiations for Phillips; waiting for the player to decide.”

Initially valued at £8 million, Liverpool has reportedly adjusted their asking price to £5 million. Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu noted that an initial bid from Trabzonspor has been rejected by Liverpool, with the club holding out for the revised fee.

Sky Sports has confirmed that Liverpool turned down the initial offer for Phillips from Trabzonspor.

Bulut on new coach

Meanwhile, Bulut believes the appointment of new coach Omer Riza will address Cardiff’s scoring challenges.

The Bluebirds struggled in front of goal last season, hindering their progress up the standings.

Riza, arriving from Watford, brings a striker’s perspective from his playing days at Denizlispor and Trabzonspor, and Bulut anticipates his experience will benefit Cardiff’s forwards.

“I know him from his playing days in Turkey,” Bulut said. “He had a six-year stint in the Turkish Super Lig, playing for Trabzonspor and Denizlispor. Although we hadn’t met before, I was aware of his role as an assistant at Watford, where he has worked for many years.

“We met in London and discussed our plans. I felt that last season, adding to our coaching staff would help us improve and rectify certain areas. Bringing him in, given his background as a goalscoring striker, I believe he can provide valuable insights to our players. We faced some challenges last season in converting our chances, and I hope his experience can make a difference.”

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