Middlesborough ‘close in on Fabio Da Silva

‘Middlesborough ‘close in on Fabio Da Silva’

By Annis Abraham

Fabio Da Silva

New Cardiff boss Paul Trollope has switched to a back five in pre-season and former Manchester United man Fabio has been a key part of it.

Now, though, the 26 could be on his way, with Boro said to be closing in on a move for the full-back, according to various reports.

Cardiff would be “hugely reluctant” to sell a crucial squad player but with a year left on his contract, the Bluebirds could be forced into action.

And there is talk of a £2million release clause in his contract at Cardiff City.

Ever since Fabio Da Silva scored a wonder goal against Boro last season,the Teeside club have monitored his progress, at this stage no actual offer has been put to the Welsh club.

We are told that Boro are hoping to snatch the former Manchester United player for around £1million,knowing that the Brazilian’s is in his last year of his contract,it is believed Cardiff want £2million.

Cardiff manager Paul Trollope certainly did nothing to stem the speculation as he left Fabio out of Cardiff’s squad for Saturday’s stalemate at Birmingham.

Trollope stated “There has been some interest in Fabio which is why he was left out of the 18, and we’ll look at that again next week as to how it plays out.”