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Cardiff battle QPR and Millwall for Wigan striker Kieffer Moore with £2.1m bid

Cardiff City have stepped up their chase for Wigan Athletic’s in-demand striker Kieffer Moore.

The play-off contenders are ready to match the £2.1million offers made by QPR and Millwall in a bid to lure the Wales international to the capital.

Manager Neil Harris wanted Moore in January and the 27-year-old is keen on the move to help crisis club Wigan who confirmed the departure of teenage midfielder Alfie Devine to Tottenham on Tuesday for £300,000.

QPR may switch attention to signing Jordan Hugill from West Ham on a permanent deal after his successful loan. The Loftus Road club know West Ham like their winger Eberechi Eze and could ask for Hugill as a makeweight in negotiations.

West Ham though have interest from other Championship sides in Hugill while Crystal Palace are also keen on Eze.

Manager David Moyes’s priority is to bring in defenders. The club needs to sell before they can challenge for targets properly though Moyes hopes they can hold on to Declan Rice. The 21-year-old is admired by Chelsea among others but the Stamford Bridge club have yet to make an offer and Rice has not expressed a desire to leave

QPR, meanwhile, expect winger Bright Samuel to complete his move to Club Brugge after he flew over for more talks and a medical on Tuesday.

Brighton, Brentford and Celtic have held talks with Peterborough United over a deal for striker Ivan Toney

Luton Town have had a bid of around £400,000 rejected for Charlton Athletic midfielder Alfie Doughty, 20.

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