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Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones has flown out to Abu Dhabi to finalise a move to Al Jazira, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Jones was left out of the Cardiff squad for last weekend's win over Blackburn Rovers after opening talks with Al Jazira regarding a move away from the Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff boss Russell Slade is willing to let Jones leave the club this month to get him off the wage bill to allow him the opportunity to add to his squad.

"It's a financial decision because he's on a huge wage here," Slade told BBC Sport at the weekend. "He's in dialogue with a club abroad so that is likely to be concluded shortly."

A number of clubs, including Sven Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG, have shown an interest in Jones, but Al Jazira have moved quickly to agree a deal for the former Sunderland and Stoke forward.

Al Jazira have endured a miserable campaign so far this season, with the side who were tipped for an Arabian Gulf League title push, currently sitting fourth from bottom of the table.

The Abu Dhabi side see Jones as someone who can help score the goals to lift them up the table in the second half of the season.

Jones is set to finalise his move to Al Jazira in the next 24 hours after flying out for further talks and a medical.

Trinidad & Tobago international Jones joined Cardiff in January 2014 as part of a swap deal that saw Peter Odemwingie move the other way to Stoke City.