According to reports from England, Cardiff city tried to sign Russian star Artem Dzyuba on transfer deadline day. The Blue Birds had signed Emiliano Sala from Rennes for a record fee of £15 million but lost the Argentine after his plane went missing last week.

It is believed that Cardiff had wanted to bring in a late replacement before the transfer deadline on the 31st of January. Dzyuba was the subject of a €25 million transfer bid which was rejected by Zenit St Petersburg.  Cardiff had sent an agent to negotiate a transfer for the forward and talks had reached an advanced stage before Zenit pulled the plug on the deal.
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