Date: 9th January 2017 at 4:15pm
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Cardiff City are close to the signing of midfielder Jonny Hayes from Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen, reports HITC Sport.

The Republic of Ireland international has attracted interest from a number of clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, including Leeds United and Barnsley.

However the 29-year old’s likely destination is Cardiff, where manager Neil Warnock is looking to re-build his side in a bid to avoid relegation.

It is believed that Hayes, who has previously had spells with Reading and Leicester City, is keen on a move back to England.

Despite failing to impress during his time in England, the winger has shone since moving to Scotland.

A productive spell at Inverness Caledonian Thistle led to a move to Aberdeen, where Hayes has made nearly 200 appearances over a five-year spell.

Hayes has impressed in the first half of the 2016/17 season, scoring five goals in 16 appearances- including the winner in a 1-0 victory over Hearts in their last league outing.

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