Cardiff City are showing significant interest in Lazio defender Michael Ciani.

The 29-year old French centre-back is already a target for Norwich City but reports suggest that Cardiff are looking to steal a march on their rivals.

Ciani joined Lazio from Bordeaux in 2012 but has struggled this season and could be sent out on loan for the rest of the season.

However, it is believed that Cardiff have made an offer to bring Ciani to south Wales on a more permanent basis.

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