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Cardiff City dealt huge blow in bid to sign Bolton Wanderers striker

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Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson is confident that Gary Madine striker will stay at the Macron Stadium this January.

Madine who was subject to a bid from Cardiff City, scored from the spot against the Bluebirds in their meeting last month and has caught the eye of manager Neil Warnock.

It is also believed that Cardiff’s opponents on Saturday, Sunderland are also interested in the striker.

Parkinson who was speaking to The Bolton News ahead of their next fixture said any decision to sell Madine would be ‘crazy.’

“Bids have been offered by a club but the chairman and myself really want to keep Gaz. I really think it would be crazy to sell one of our best players.”

The Trotters are currently hovering above the relegation zone whilst Cardiff City are chasing automatic promotion in an evenly fought battle between Bristol City, Derby and themselves.

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Despite the difference between the two sides at different ends of the table. The Bolton hierarchy are confident in the striker staying at the club and see Madine’s future in Lancashire.

However his current contract expires in the summer of this year according to transfermarkt, so the Bluebirds may come in with another bid to test Bolton’s resolve.

“I feel he wants to stay with us and that he’s developing as a player. “He is getting better all the time and we’re pleased with his progress.

Cardiff are currently on the lookout for a striker following injuries to Danny Ward and Frederic Gounongbe, as well as finding a front man to partner Kenneth Zohore who has only recently returned from a long-term injury.

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