Cardiff City tracking Russia’s World Cup star Artem Dzyuba striker – reports

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Zenit St Petersburg and Russia striker Atem Dzyuba is of interest of Cardiff City.

The 29-year-old has lead the line for the hosts in this summers World Cup, where they have reached the Quarter-Final of the tournament, with Croatia up next.

Sport-Express, a Russian news outlet says that his performances has caught the eye of Cardiff City as they prepare for their second English Premier League campaign.

He currently has two years left on his current contract with Zenit St Petersburg, having spent three years with the Russian side.

“I just feel you need four at the top level so we’ll be looking at one, but we won’t rush into that,” said Warnock when speaking to BBC Sport Wales.

“We’ll have a look but we’ve got until August 9 to do that and we’ll try and bring somebody in, hopefully on loan.

“We’ve already looked, we think there will be four, maybe five, players that we would take and we only have to come out with one of them.

“I think we have a great chance because I can’t see (all) five of them being bought for the kind of money we’re talking about. We have to be patient and see what comes about.”

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Dzyuba has yet to play outside of Russia, having played for Spartak Moscow, Tom Tomsk, Rostov, Zenit and Arsenal Tula.

Last season, Dzyuba scored just twice in 24 appearances for Zenit, before going out on loan to Arsenal Tula, where he scored 6 goals in 10 appearances in the Russian Premier League.

Dzyuba has won the Russian Cup twice in his career, with both Rostov and Zenit. He was signed to Zenit by former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas.

At the moment, Cardiff have Danny Ward, Kenneth Zohore, Ibrahim Meite, Omar Bogle, Rhys Healey, Gary Madine and Bobby Reid as their forward options.

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