Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has confirmed Cardiff City made an offer to sign midfielder Yusuf Yazici during the winter transfer window.

The Trabzonspor academy graduate has been impressing for his club since he made the breakthrough to the senior side and he’s also been linked with the likes of Wolves and Sevilla.

Agaoglu has spoken to the Turkish media and he revealed Yazicis was subject of interest from Cardiff City, but the Super Lig club rejected an offer form the Bluebirds.

Agaoglu explained why they rejected Cardiff City’s offer by saying, as covered by NtvSpor: “For Yazici, we had a €14m offer before. This winter, Cardiff also came and made an official offer. But because of the transfer ban, we decided not to sell our prized assets. Also, I think they still have a lot to do for us.”

Any interest this summer from Cardiff City for the playmaker is likely to depend on them retaining their Premier League status for next season.

The 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the weekend has resulted in a five-point gap opening up between Cardiff City and 17th placed Burnley going into the final weeks of the campaign.

Yazici is contracted to the Turkish club until June 2022.