Cardiff City are in the chase to sign Colchester United defender Cohen Bramall during the January transfer window, Football Insider understands.

The former Arsenal defender joined the League Two outfit on a free transfer over the summer and he has impressed during the first half of the 2019/20 season.

A source at Cardiff has told Football Insider that recently-appointed manager Neil Harris is in the market for a new left-back and that he is keeping a close eye on Bramall over a potential January transfer.

Bramall has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Colchester this season, scoring one goal, and was instrumental in their run to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, beating Tottenham along the way.

The 23-year-old joined Arsenal in January 2017 after impressing on trial, but he failed to make a first-team appearance during his two-and-a-half years with the Gunners.

Bramall also had a spell on loan at Birmingham City in the Championship during the 2017/18 season, making a total of eight appearances during his time at St Andrew’s.

Cardiff boss Harris has used a number of different players at left-back since arriving at the Welsh side, with Joe Bennett his current first-choice option.

However, natural right-back Jazz Richards started the 0-0 draw against Preston North End, while Armand Traore is yet to turn out for the Bluebirds since re-signing on a short-term contract back in November.

In other Cardiff City news, Football Insider can reveal that the club are battling with Championship rivals Derby County for a winger with eight goals and seven assists this season.