Islam Feruz trains with Cardiff ahead of expected loan move

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Chelsea striker Islam Feruz has been training with Championship side Cardiff City ahead of a potential move to South Wales, reports the BBC.

Russell Slade is expected to bring the youngster in on loan with Kenwyne Jones, Adam le Fondre and Federico Macheda struggling to consistently find the net.

The 19-year-old joined Chelsea in 2011 after turning down a professional contract at youth club Celtic.

Talented youngster

Arriving in the UK from Somalia in 2001, Feruz was spotted in Glasgow aged 10 by Celtic – who helped keep his family from being deported.

The youngster is highly sought after having scored six goals in eight games as Chelsea won the FA Youth Cup in his first season with the Blues.

He has also spent time on loan at Greek Superleague side OFI Crete and could be on the verge of signing with Cardiff City.

International allegiance

Eligible for Scotland, having had five years of education in the country, he has spoken of his desire to represent Somalia at the African Cup of Nations.

Should the deal be completed it will be Cardiff's second acquisition of the January transfer window as the Bluebirds are thought to be no more than 48 hours away from securing Millwall left-back Scott Malone.

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