By Pete O'Rourke

17th Jan, 2020 | 1:24pm

Exclusive: Cardiff City & Bristol City plot move to sign Croatian striker, his club open to offers

Championship duo Bristol City and Cardiff City are plotting moves to sign Croatian striker Petar Musa before the close of the transfer window, Football Insider understands.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan at Slovan Liberec from Slavia Prague, has emerged on the radar of several English clubs after scoring seven goals and contributing two assists in 17 league games for so far this season.

Sources at both Bristol and Cardiff have told Football Insider that the Championship rivals are both aware of the striker’s quality and potential and are looking to secure his signature before the end of January.

It is understood that Slavia Prague are aware of the growing interest in Musa and they could cancel his loan at Liberec to move him on elsewhere for the right offer this month.

Cardiff boss Neil Harris and Bristol City counterpart Lee Johnson are both in the market for striking reinforcements this month as they look to boost their firepower for the second half of the season.

The Robins and the Bluebirds both find themselves outside the play-off places in the Championship table, sitting in ninth and 12th place respectively.

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Musa is regarded as someone who has all the physical attributes to play in England as he is an athletic player who is also strong in the air, standing at 6ft 2in tall.

He is yet to play for his parent club after signing back in 2017, with two spells on loan at Viktoria Zizkov before his move to Liberec.

In other Cardiff City news, it can be REVEALED the club are set to submit a bid for a Wigan Athletic attacker.