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Bulut confirms Derby offer for Cardiff's Adams

Ebou Adams salutes Derby fans
Ebou Adams made 17 loan appearances for Derby County in 2024 [Getty Images]

Cardiff City midfielder Ebou Adams has been the subject of an offer from Championship rivals Derby County, says Bluebirds boss Erol Bulut.

Adams, 28, did not feature in the Bluebirds' 1-0 friendly defeat against Kidderminster Harriers on Wednesday and Bulut admitted his omission was related to the potential transfer.

The Gambia international made 17 loan appearances at Derby last season, helping the club achieve automatic promotion to the Championship from League One.

"As far as I know we got an offer from Derby County but nothing is finalised, so until that moment, Ebou Adams is still a Cardiff City player," said Bulut.

"We didn't want to risk him [against Kidderminster] because we are close [to a deal] but in football you never know. Things may not get done and today we didn't use him but tomorrow is another day, we never know".

Meanwhile Cardiff are expected to complete the signing of QPR winger Chris Willock on Thursday.

"We are negotiating, we are almost finished negotiating with a few players. I think it will take one or two days to get some players in," added Bulut.

"We are close to three players and I hope we can finalise it in the next days".

"With Willock, we've been interested in him since last January. We had some talks, we tried to get some players in - one of them being Willock.

"I think he has the skills that maybe our wingers didn't have last season. One against one situations and going direct to goal to score goals

"I think with Willock we will have more attacking, create more chances and score goals, I hope.

"Last season at QPR he scored four goals and four assists.

"If you see from the last three or four seasons what he did at QPR, he did really good.

"He’s 26 years old, a very good age where you can expect much more things and we expect more from what he showed last season".