Aston Villa join race to sign Cardiff City star Adam Matthews - report

Aston Villa are the latest club to show an interest in Cardiff City full-back Adam Matthews, according to the Daily Mail.

A number of other clubs have been tracking the 18-year-old including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

The full-back broke into City's first team at the beginning of the season and his performances for the side have earned him full international recognition from Wales boss John Toshack.

Cardiff are currently in talks to try and secure £5million-rated Matthews on a new long-term contract, but manager Dave Jones faces a fight to hang onto his talented defender.

The Welshman has been offered a double-your-money deal but seems certain to move to one of the big clubs in the top flight, with the Bluebirds struggling to bring in revenue.