By Wayne Veysey

18th Jan, 2021 | 10:53am

Medical booked: Simpson heads to Cardiff to seal 6-figure move - Sources

Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson is heading to Cardiff City to undergo a medical and complete a permanent move, Football Insider can reveal.

The transfer will see the 24-year-old bring his 10-year association with the Cherries to an end.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Simpson is heading to Cardiff to finalise terms after a £750,000 bid was agreed between the two sides.

The centre-half is out of contract in the summer and Bournemouth have decided to cash in now, rather than risk losing him on a free in just over five months time.

He has made 12 appearances for the Cherries this season, and has started five of the club’s previous six Championship fixtures.

The Weymouth-born defender is a product of the Bournemouth academy and has spent his whole career at the Vitality Stadium bar a brief loan spell at Totton in 2015.

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Simpson is set to become the Bluebirds’ second signing of the window after Max Watters joined on a three-and-a-half year deal from Crawley Town on Saturday.

Cardiff boss Neil Harris is also in the market for a right-back this month and Football Insider understands Crewe Alexander captain Perry Ng is the club’s primary target.

The Welsh side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after Jordi Osei-Tutu, on loan from Arsenal, suffered a fresh injury setback.

Cardiff City have not kept a clean sheet in the Championship since the 1-0 win over Watford on 5 December.

In other news, West Ham have been tipped to sign an Arsenal player in a ‘£20m’ deal this month.