Regulars in the Football Transfer Tavern are already looking forward to a renewed battle between Wales’ top two sides and a story today really whets the appetite for the upcoming matches between the rivals.
David Kent from MailOnline today reports that Premier League newcomers Cardiff City could challenge Swansea for Espanyol centre-back Hector Moreno.
The Mexican international, who featured at the 2010 World Cup and has won 46 caps for his country, was understood to be a contingency option for The Jacks if new skipper Ashley Williams was to secure his move to Arsenal during the summer transfer window.
But the Bluebirds have now made an initial offer of around £4million for the 25-year-old stylish defender as they look to beat their Welsh rivals to the former AZ Alkmaar man.
Malky Mackay is looking to put together a Cardiff capable of surviving in the Premier League and the club are thought to be chasing Lyon’s Bakari Kone and Atletico Madrid midfielder Etienne Capoue.
And now he is reported to be looking at the Parakeets defender who may be available this summer with the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat struggling from a financial crisis and the La Liga side are thought to want around £8m for their classy centre-back.
As one of the punters at around the bar points out it would be a great start to the season for the Bluebirds if they can successfully beat their rivals to Moreno.