Date: 10th May 2009 at 7:24pm
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Rumours linking Darren Purse with a move to Wednesday have grown after the Bluebirds decided not to offer the defender a new contract.

The experienced centre-back has been released from Cardiff following four years at the Ninian Park club and after racking up 111 starts for the Welsh club.

Purse, who left West Bromich Albion for Cardiff for £700,000 four years ago, has already been linked with a summer move to Hillsborough.

Boss Brian Laws is keen to add some steel to his relatively young defence, with Purse carrying plenty of experience at Championship level.

And Purse’s release from City could prompt Laws, and a host of other Championship clubs, to make a move for the defender sooner rather than later.

The 32-year-old has also been linked with a move to Norwich City, but their interest could well be over following relegation to League One.