Cardiff have confirmed their interest in luring Craig Bellamy back to the club from Liverpool.
Bellamy's future at Anfield is in some doubt as new manager Brendan Rodgers sets about stamping his mark on the club.
He spent a spell on loan with the Bluebirds in the 2010-2011 season, scoring 11 goals, and his family live close to the Welsh capital. It is likely to be an attractive prospect if he is deemed surplus to requirements by Liverpool and Cardiff are awaiting developments.
"We would love to have Craig back," Cardiff chief executive Alan Whiteley said. "But he is a Liverpool player and until Liverpool and Craig decide what they are going to do, there are conversations that we can't even have at the moment.
"We don't know how it is going to pan out and it is for Craig and Liverpool to decide what they are going to do first. But if Craig decides he is going to leave Liverpool and Liverpool are prepared to let him go, then clearly we'd love to talk to him."