IPSWICH striker David McGoldrick is wanted by Cardiff City to boost their promotion hopes.
Neil Warnock is keen on bringing the Republic of Ireland international to the Championship club for the second half of the season.
Birmingham City have also shown interest in the 30-year-old, whose contract at Portman Road expires at the end of the season.
Ipswich could be tempted by a small fee to land the ex-Nottingham Forest forward as they will lose him for free in the summer.
McGoldrick had eight goals in 15 games before picking up a nasty groin injury following a challenge by Sheffield Wednesday’s Glenn Loovens.
His action has been limited as he recovered from the deep gash suffered in November.
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But his goals-to-game ratio impressed Warnock before injury struck.
Warnock could look at a deal to help his team climb back into the automatic promotion places.
City's latest promotion setback was a 2-1 loss at QPR on New Year's Day.
They lost all four Christmas and New Year games and slipped from second place.
Birmingham's Steve Cotterill would also like McGoldrick to help his team get out of trouble at the other end of the Championship.
He wants to tap into McGoldrick’s experience in the second-tier.
For McGoldrick played regularly with Southampton and Nottingham Forest before moving to Ipswich five years ago.
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