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Cardiff boss Mackay intent on keeping Whittingham

Malky Mackay has revealed Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham remains central to his plans following speculation over the player's future. Premier League new boys Norwich have been credited with an interest, while Championship rivals Leicester and Portsmouth are also reported to be keen.

The Bluebirds boss can understand the transfer talk but has no intention of letting the 26-year-old former Aston Villa player leave.

"Peter Whittingham is a fantastic player and someone I admire," Mackay said in the Daily Star.

"Why would other clubs not look at him?

"But he's a Cardiff City player and he is staying as a Cardiff player.

"He is central to my plans."

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