Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has revealed Cardiff made a near-identical second bid for winger Jonny Hayes.
The Dons rejected the offer, believed to be worth about £500,000, and McInnes called for the situation to be resolved quickly as he looks ahead to a William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round contest with Stranraer on Saturday.
McInnes said: "They have come in with another bid. They came in with a bid last night (Wednesday) but it was the exact same offer, just structured differently. There was no more money involved.
"We have a high regard for Jonny Hayes and all our players, and if they or anybody else has the same regard as Jonny Hayes as we do at the club, from every supporter to the chairman to myself to his team-mates, they will see that bid for what it is. He is worth a lot more to us than that."
Brighton's Championship fixture against Cardiff has been called off because of heavy fog at the Amex Stadium.
Match officials carried out an inspection at 5.15pm and another at 5.45pm before consulting with both clubs, and deciding that visibility was not good enough for the game to go ahead.
Cardiff pair Kieran Richardson and Marouane Chamakh have left the Championship club.
The pair were signed as free agents in the week Neil Warnock arrived as Cardiff manager at the start of October.
"They have left this week," Warnock said ahead of his side's trip to Championship leaders Brighton on Friday.
"They have been good professionals, but we need to manipulate this squad and those two are easy as their contracts are up.
"They will both find clubs."
Neither player figured prominently under Warnock.
Former England midfielder Richardson, 32, started only two league games and made four further appearances from the bench.
And Morocco striker Chamakh, also 32, made only two substitute appearances and has not figured since the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on November 5.
The Football Association have charged Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba for his actions during the game with Ipswich.
The centre-back was sent off after involving himself in altercations, including his own manager Neil Warnock and the fourth official.
Souleymane Bamba has been charged by The FA in relation to Cardiff City’s game at Ipswich Town on 10 December 2016.
It is alleged that his language and/or behaviour in or around the 69th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening and is considered sufficiently serious to warrant an additional sanction.
He has until 6pm on 16 December 2016 to respond to the charge.
Former Wales international Craig Bellamy has returned to Cardiff City as the club's player development manager.
Bellamy, who also played for Manchester City and Liverpool, will oversee the development of the club's youngsters as they attempt to make it to Neil Warnock's first team.
I want to say ‘thank you’ to Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Mehmet Dalman, Ken Choo and Neil Warnock for giving me the opportunity of beginning my first coaching role with Cardiff City Football Club.
It's a position at the club that I feel very passionately about and one that comes with huge responsibility. To be appointed in such a role is a fantastic honour for me.
Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba has issued an apology for his sending off against Ipswich on Saturday.
The centre-back was dismissed after becoming aggressive on the pitch and pushing a number of people, including his own manager Neil Warnock, in bizarre scenes.
I want to apologise to the Cardiff City supporters, my team-mates and manager for my conduct during Saturday’s game at Ipswich.
Whilst I was extremely angry with the challenge on me at the time, it did not condone my reaction and I accept that the referee had no choice but to show me a red card.
I’ve spoken to my manager and team-mates and apologised to them in person.
I’ve had a fantastic time at Cardiff City since joining in October and I look forward to returning. My intention will then be to make further amends with my performances on the pitch.
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Cardiff City have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh.
The Moroccan international has signed a short-term deal with the Welsh club after leaving Selhurst Park over the summer.
I worked for him [Neil Warnock] at Crystal Palace before and I’m happy and proud to work with him here at Cardiff City FC.
Cardiff are a side that should be on top and I think we can improve going forward. I’m looking forward to meeting with my new team-mates and getting started. I can’t wait to score for my new team.
Cardiff City have sacked manager Paul Trollope after a poor start to the season, the Championship club have confirmed.
Trollope, who only became manager in May, has seen his side collect just eight points from the opening 11 games, leaving them in 23rd place in the table.
Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Paul Trollope's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.
We'd like to thank Paul for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future.
Assistant Coach Lennie Lawrence and Performance Director Ryland Morgans have also left the club with our best wishes.
An announcement regarding Paul's successor will be made in due course.
Leeds United secured a second successive league win to ease the pressure on manager Garry Monk and keep Cardiff in the bottom three of the Championship.
Chris Wood's fourth goal in six games, a 62nd-minute penalty rolled home in confident fashion, and Pablo Hernandez's first Leeds goal eight minutes from time secured a well-merited 2-0 success.
The three points moves Leeds towards the heady heights of mid-table after a fraught start to the season, Monk now having won four of his past six games in all competitions.
Cardiff's campaign, however, is showing little sign of flickering into life with only one victory so far this season.