SLOW DECISION ON CARDIFF FC

THE Malaysian property magnate who has had extensive talks on Cardiff City investment has returned to Kuala Lumpur.

Dato Chan Tien Ghee watched City smash 10 goals in two Championship matches and had three days of talks with club chairman Peter Ridsdale in London.

He flew home to the Far East yesterday and Ridsdale would only say: “The talks we had went well.

“That’s all there is to be said at the moment.”

Ridsdale has twice flown to Malaysia to meet Dato Chan, who is keen on becoming involved with the Bluebirds.

He was at Cardiff City Stadium to watch Derby thrashed 6-1 and went into the home dressing room to meet the players after the final whistle.

He was also at Watford for Cardiff’s 4-0 win which lifted the Bluebirds into fourth place in the Championship.

Ridsdale has also been to America twice where he had talks with big-hitters in the financial sector about restructuring Cardiff’s £24m debt to Langston and possible investment in the football club.

But the growing relationship with potential investors in Malaysia looks to have increasing promise.

Ridsdale remains in regular contact with Sam Hammam, the former Cardiff owner who is the only known representative of Langston.

Hammam is currently back in the UK from the Lebanon and has contacted a number of Bluebirds’ fans.