Date: 16th June 2011 at 2:14pm
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Cardiff City have officially opened talks with Hornet’s manager Malky Mackay over their vacant managerial position.

A statement on the official site revealed that owner Laurence Bassini had granted the Bluebirds permission to speak to the Scot ‘reluctantly’ after Mackay had ‘expressed his interest’ in joining the Welsh side.

Mackay will now meet with the South Wales side ahead of his propsed move to the Cardiff City stadium.

An initial approach for the 39 year-old Scot was rebuffed yesterday with a compensation package of around 300k touted.

Only this morning it was suggested by members of the Welsh media that Mackay had stepped down but this claim was denied by the club through the Watford Observer.

For Cardiff, talks begin with their No.1 target. For the Goldenboys the summer of unrest continues and Bassini begins his first big challenge of appointing a new boss.