Cardiff City are set to beat QPR, Derby County and Millwall to the signing of Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore this summer, Football Insider understands.

As revealed by this site on Tuesday, the Rams joined the race for the 27-year-old after the Hoops and Lions had both tabled transfer bids.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Cardiff are in the driving seat to sign the Wales international and that a deal could be completed in the near future.

Football Insider revealed earlier on Friday that Middlesbrough had pulled out of the race for the former Barnsley ace as a transfer proved too expensive for Neil Warnock’s men.

Moore is set to be one of a number of players who leave Wigan this summer after the Latics entered administration and suffered relegation to League One.

He scored 10 goals and contributed five assists last season, which included four strikes in the final five games of the campaign.

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However, his and his teammates’ efforts were not enough to save Wigan from the drop as the 12-point deduction saw them finish 23rd in the table.

Cardiff manager Neil Harris is in the market for a new centre-forward after none of his attackers hit double digits in terms of goal last season.

Lee Tomlin topped the goal-scoring charts at the Cardiff City Stadium with nine across all competitions, while Josh Murphy, Robert Glatzel and Danny Ward all netted eight apiece.

The Bluebirds are preparing for another season in the Championship after losing their play-off semi-final against Fulham 3-2 on aggregate.

In other Cardiff City news, it can be REVEALED a Championship rival are in talks with a 28-year-old who has just quit QPR.

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