Wanting to use the January transfer to bolster their squad for the second half of the season, Cardiff City were very active, making moves for a lot of players.

One area they were targeting was the right-back position, exemplified by their €9m offer for Lille’s Zeki Celik towards the end of January, but the Turkish defender wasn’t the only one.

The Bluebirds asked around most Ligue 1 clubs to see if they were willing to sell their players, as reported talks for Monaco’s Almamy Touré and Toulouse’s Kelvin Amian took place without success.

One that was briefly mentioned, but never expanded on was Dijon’s Valentin Rosier, but Football365 in France do make it clear on Friday that Cardiff City did make a move for him in January.

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Expected to return to action this weekend after a lengthy lay off, there is hope the defender will return to his pre-injury best, as other comparable players, such as Kenny Lala, have grown from strength to strength in recent months.

Perhaps Cardiff will have better luck in the summer if they manage to avoid relegation, but with clubs such as Arsenal also reportedly taking an interest, it won’t be easy.

The 22-year-old has made 17 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and assisted his teammates four times.