CARDIFF Blues have admitted they are targeting Dragons wing/full-back Hallam Amos for next season.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer and the continuing Rodney Parade struggles have raised fears of him looking for a change.

Amos has made 101 appearances since making his debut as a 16-year-old in 2011 and his exploits have earned 18 caps.

However, his bid to consistently break into the Wales back three could be helped by a move to play-off challengers who feature in Champions Cup rugby.

A switch to the capital would also fit in with his medical studies at Cardiff University and the Arms Park side are keen.

"We need some high speed and finishers," said head coach John Mulvihill to BBC Wales. "Hallam is off contract with the Dragons at the end of the season.

"The Dragons will be keen to keep him, but that's one of the areas that we will be looking to strengthen, so he is someone we will speak to looking forward."

Earlier this month Amos told the Argus that he was desperate to see the Dragons make strides.

"I want to see progress, I have been here eight years with the senior squad and was with the academy. It's about time that we started seeing some progress," he said.

"It has been frustrating and we can't use the excuses that we are young or that we haven't got the players anymore."

The Blues are eyeing Wales wing Josh Adams, who will need to return from Worcester if he is to continue to play for the national team.

"I think Josh will be a target for all four regions," said Mulvihill. "We definitely will be putting our hands up and hopefully we get to meet him at some stage soon.

"If he decides to come back the team that picks him up will be quite happy because he can probably play wing and full-back. He's that dynamic player that we require."

All the regions’ recruitment and budgets will be determined by the new deal with the Welsh Rugby Union.