Cardiff City remain hopeful of holding on to Marshall

Sky Bet Championship club Cardiff City remains hopeful that they can keep hold of goalkeeper David Marshall despite the interest of several Premier League clubs.

It has been reported in the media that the Bluebirds have had to field enquiries about their Scottish shot stopper ever since their relegation from the Premier League but they retain hopes that the player will snub the advances of the Premier League clubs and remain in Wales.

The Scotsman was one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League last season, and was arguably the most consistent player for the Bluebirds alongside the likes of Steven Caulker, Jordan Mutch and Frazier Campbell.

But despite his heroics in goal, Cardiff failed to retain their status as a Premier League and was relegated to the Championship after just one season in the top flight. He has been tipped with a big money move to a top club with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal all interested in the player.

Southampton has become the latest Premier League to inquire about his availability but Cardiff City remain confident about retaining the player they first helped secure his first taste of top flight football.

Arsenal has been widely tipped to make a formal move for the player any time during this transfer window for the Cardiff number one but it is expected the club will hold out for a significant transfer price, in the region of £ 15 million.

Although the former Celtic goalkeeper has drawn transfer interest, Cardiff City insiders have said that no club has come forward with a formal bid for the player but it is also not clear which clubs have asked about his availability.

Sources close to the ‘keeper has indicated he would be open to helping the club mount a challenge for the Premier League as well.