Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has provided an update on the Bluebirds’ move for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.

As reported by Wales Online, Warnock revealed that any deal for the player is yet to be concluded despite reports to the contrary.

The 28-year-old has been in fine form for the French outfit this campaign, scoring 13 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

His 12 league strikes amount to just under half of the team’s total, proving just how valuable he has been to manager Vahid Halilhodzic.

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Earlier this week L’Equipe reported that the two clubs had agreed a €20m fee for the player, but the Bluebirds boss refuted those claims.

In his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester United, who will be managed by former Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the first time, Warnock had this to say:

It’s very very difficult. I thought we agreed a fee with a club but then they came back and put another couple of million on top. If he’s coming over, it won’t be for 20 million. He was one of the players.

We’re not going to get held to ransom. If that’s the case, we’ll stick to what we’ve got. I expect to bring two or three in, but it may not be our first choices. I’m not going to have a gun put to my head. I wouldn’t put that onto Vincent (Tan, Cardiff’s owner).

 The Bluebirds have scored 17 goals in 17 Premier League matches this term, so it is plain to see why attacking reinforcements are a priority.