Cardiff City captain Steven Caulker could be set for a move back to the Premier League with Cardiff’s arch rivals Swansea City set to make a bid for the big central defender according to reports on Wales online.
Swansea manager Garry Monk is said to be a big admirer of the no nonsense defender, and is ready to bid but faces competition from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham. Caulker’s stock has risen throughout the last season and despite Cardiff’s slip back into the Championship earned a recall into the England setup.
Swansea are said to be looking for a top class replacement for Ashley Williams after talks over a new deal have stalled and it looks more likely that he will leave the Liberty Stadium. Caulker has spent time on loan at Swansea whilst Brendan Rodgers was manager and was one of the star performers in that promotion winning side.
Rodgers himself is said to be interested in taking Caulker to Anfield as he looks to create a more formidible back line for next season.
Caulker joined Cardiff last season in an £8.5million from Tottenham, and it is said there is a clause in his contract that he can leave now the Bluebirds have been relegated from the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he needs to take drastic cost cutting measures to his team with the likes of Marshall, Medel, Mutch and Campbell all being linked with moves away from the club.