Premier League side Cardiff City are in talks to sign Real Betis midfielder Víctor Camarasa, according to WalesOnline.

The Bluebirds are also trying to sign AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter before the 5pm deadline today.

This is good news for Derby County and their effort to keep hold of key midfielder, Tom Huddlestone, who has been the subject of interest from Cardiff over recent days.

The 31-year-old joined the Rams last summer for a fee of around £2 million and could be handed a top flight lifeline by the Bluebirds this season.

Huddlestone, who has made 4 caps for England, started his career at Derby after being released by Nottingham Forest at the age of 12. He rose through the youth ranks with the Rams and went onto play 95 times for them in his first spell at the club.

He was snapped up by Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 and spent 8 seasons playing for the Premier League side, racking up over 200 appearances. Huddlestone helped Spurs win the League Cup in 2008.

Hull City then signed him in August 2013 for a fee of around £5.25 million and he was a key player in Steve Bruce’s former side who got to the FA Cup final and Europa League in 2014. Huddlestone also helped Hull City gain promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking in 2016 after they were relegated in 2015.

Frank Lampard has assembled a young side this summer so the experience of players like Tom Huddlestone will be invaluable to him and his side’s promotion push.

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