Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has revealed plans of setting up an East European club network.
Tan admits they're exploring ways of unearthing affordable gems.
He told the Western Mail: â€œIâ€™ve been thinking about long-term in this business and probably the biggest expenditure are the players.
â€œCeltic bought Wanyama for Â£900,000 in 2011 and now they ask for Â£10m - and then when other parties get interested then itâ€™s Â£12m or Â£12.5m. So what do you think? Isnâ€™t developing players an important part of the business?
â€œOf course, we do have an academy where you are limited. So Iâ€™m thinking, where else can we look for players? my thinking is along these lines.
â€œWe have a co-operation agreement with FK Sarajevo FC to work together as a kind of affiliated club and we have studied whether we can own a stake in the club but there is nothing firm.
â€œCroatia (HNK Dubrovnik) is another option. Thereâ€™s nothing firm and not much discussion.
â€œHopefully this will keep Cardiff in good shape for a long, long time to come and not paying too much and top, top dollar all the time to get good players. It is good for the future."