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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 July, 2005, 14:26 GMT 15:26 UK
Forest continue chase of Barker
Chris Barker (right)
Nottingham Forest remain on the trail of Cardiff full-back and player of the year Chris Barker.

The Midlands club are thought to have had a bid of 100,000 for the 25 year old turned down last week.

Cardiff owner Sam Hammam told BBC Sport Wales that he did not think a move for Barker to Forest was "plausible".

But they are thought likely to come back with another bid next week, meaning Barker could follow Peter Thorne and Lee Bullock out of Cardiff.

West Ham are also expected to prise Danny Gabbidon and James Collins out of Ninian Park, as the troubled Welsh side look to cut the wage bill and reduce their 30m debts.

Jason Koumas is a possible new arrival at the club, though.

The Welsh international midfielder is unwanted by West Brom and could come to Ninian Park on a loan deal.

Barker joined Cardiff from Barnsley for 600,000 in 2002.

He initially failed to impress and was thought to be on his way out of the club when he was loaned to Stoke last season.

But hard work and consistent performances saw him regain favour and become a key member of the Cardiff team.

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