Tuesday, 7 August 2012

City lose-out in chase for Gerrard

Gerrard: Moving to Huddersfield
A bid from Leicester City for Cardiff City defender Anthony Gerrard has been rejected, the Bluebirds' manager Malky McKay has confirmed, and the Foxes have now lost their chance to sign the highly-valued 26-year-old.

With Sean St Ledger out for the start of the season with a knee injury, Nigel Pearson has stepped-up his search for a centre back. Despite having secured the signature of Zak Whitbread last month, the American has yet to feature in a pre-season fixture for City and Pearson is keen to add depth to his defensive roster, with Gerrard his primary candidate.

"Bristol City and Leicester City have made offers, but they don't match our valuation and have been turned down," said McKay yesterday, who rejected two £200,000 offers for the player. Cardiff have now agreed a fee of £350,000 for the brother of England international Steven with Huddersfield Town and the player is expected to make his Terriers' debut next Friday at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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