Cardiff try to beat Everton to keeper Lonergan
Published 23:00 01/03/11 By Alan Nixon - EXCLUSIVE
Cardiff boss Dave Jones is trying to hijack Preston keeper Andy Lonergan’s move to Everton.
Jones wants to take highly-rated Lonergan on loan for the rest of the season, with a guaranteed transfer at the end of the spell if the Bluebirds reach the Premier League.
Lonergan is currently out of Phil Brown’s North End side and has been training with Everton as he lines up a move to Goodison in the summer when the market re-opens.
However, Cardiff want to take Lonergan on loan first instead and offer him a long-term move to Wales if he wants one - with the clubs haggling over the terms of the transfer.
Lonergan will leave Preston one way or another, but still prefers the Everton option unless Cardiff come up with a more attractive package.