Cardiff City target Younousse Sankhare has been left out of Bordeaux’s summer tour to America.

The 29-year-old is a transfer target for the Bluebirds who are believed to have made “significant strides” to securing his signature, according to a report by Wales Online.

Sheffield United and Swansea City have also been linked with him but it appears Neil Warnock’s side are leading the race to sign him.

Sankhare, who is a Senegal international with seven caps to his name so far in his career, has become available from Ligue 1 side outfit Bordeaux despite still having two years left on his contract there.

The left-sided midfielder was born in Paris and started out at PSG and went onto make 40 appearances for them. He also had loan spells at Dijon and Reims as a youngster.

Sankhare joined Dijon on a permanent deal in 2011 and spent two years at the Stade Gaston Gerard before switching to Guimgamp after a brief loan spell at Valenciennes.

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He played 117 times for Guimgamp in the French top flight and scored nine goals to earn himself a move to Lille in July 2016. However, he spent just six months there before he was signed by Bordeaux for around £2.7 million

Cardiff are now looking to lure him away from France for the first time in his career. The Championship side have so far signed Joe Day, Curtis Nelson and Will Vaulks this summer.