Noone heading to Cardiff – replacement coming from Swansea?

Brighton wing man Craig Noone looks set to be unveiled as a Cardiff City player today after the clubs agreed a £1million plus deal for the popular scouser.

Thursday, 30th August 2012, 9:20 am

The Welsh outfit have tracked Noone since the turn of the year and failed with a bid in January but it now looks like Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay has got his man.

And sources in Swansea say the Seagulls are close to securing a deal for Swansea left winger Andrea Orlandi as a direct replacement, although with Vicente, Kazenga Lua Lua and William Buckley all capable of playing in wide positions, Brighton manager Gus Poyet will not be too worried if his move for the Barcelone born player stalls.

Noone cost the club £300,000 when he arrived from cash-strapped Plymouth Argyle and his honest, hard-working approach made him a firm favourite with the Brighton fans.

Poyet is also hoping he can find takers for Matt Sparrow and Romain Vincelot ahead of the end of the transfer window as he looks to bring in some cash and free up the wage bill in order to add to his squad.