Hammers linked with Gerrard swoop

The 24-year-old joined the Bluebirds from Walsall last year and was

a regular in Dave Jones’ side as the club missed out on promotion

via the play-offs. However, this season has seen Gerrard

surprisingly left on the bench for Cardiff’s Championship fixtures

and his sole appearance came in the Carling Cup. He is now

attracting interest from the Premier League, with West Ham

understood to be weighing up a move for the centre-half. Wigan and

Sheffield Wednesday have also been linked with Gerrard, although

Owls boss Alan Irvine played down an interest in the defender. “I

am surprised to hear that one,” said Irvine. “I would expect that

Anthony Gerrard’s under contract which would require there to be a

fee involved, and we don’t have any money.”