By Pete O'Rourke

10th Jan, 2020 | 5:09pm

Exclusive: Cardiff City set to submit bid for Wigan Athletic striker

Cardiff City are preparing a bid for Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore, Football Insider understands.

Bluebirds boss Neil Harris is looking to strengthen his attacking options during this month’s transfer window and has targeted a move for the Wales international.

A Cardiff source has told Football Insider that the club are ready to submit a formal offer for Moore as they look to seal a deal this month.

It remains to be seen if Wigan will consider letting Moore leave this month as they look to climb clear of the relegation zone in the Championship.

Cardiff are just four points adrift of the play-off places in the Championship and Harris sees Moore as someone who could score the goals to fire their promotion bid.

Wigan only signed Moore last summer from Barnsley after the striker impressed for in League One.

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He scored 19 goals in 35 appearances for the Tykes last season and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year.

The 27-year-old has so far failed to hit the heights at Wigan, scoring just two goals in 17 appearances in the Championship.

Moore has nevertheless caught the eye on the international scene scoring two goals in five games to help Wales qualify for this summer’s Euro 2020 finals.

He came from the non-league scene having had spells with Truro City and Dorchester Town before joining Yeovil Town in 2013.

Moore later played for Forest Green Rovers and Ipswich Town before he went on to join Barnsley in January of 2018.

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