Mackay wants Whitts to stay

Whittingham has two years still to go on his Bluebirds contract but

has been linked with a move away from the club this summer. Premier

League new boys Norwich have been credited with an interest in the

midfielder, while Championship rivals Leicester and Portsmouth are

also reported to be keen. Mackay can understand the transfer talk

but has no intention of letting the 26-year-old former Aston Villa

player leave. “Peter Whittingham is a fantastic player and someone

I admire,” Mackay said in the Daily Star. “Why would other clubs

not look at him? “But he’s a Cardiff City player and he is staying

as a Cardiff player. “He is central to my plans.”