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Fowler close to Cardiff deal

Robbie Fowler could start next season at Cardiff after the striker's agent claimed "there is a deal to be done".

Fowler's future had looked uncertain after Bluebirds chairman Peter Ridsdale stated it was "highly unlikely" the 33-year-old would stay.

Ridsdale would like to offer the former England international, limited to just 13 appearances by a hip injury last season, a pay-as-you-play contract.

Agent George Scott told the South Wales Echo: "Peter Ridsdale wants Robbie to stay, (manager) Dave Jones wants Robbie to stay and Robbie wants Robbie to stay. So there you have it, there is a deal to be done.

"As for pay-as-you-play, well, he already has remuneration for appearances in his current contract, so that need not be a problem. But we have nothing concrete on the table yet and obviously that needs to happen before the situation can be moved forward.

"It's time for all parties concerned to sit down and work out a deal which is beneficial to everybody."

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