Cardiff City: Solskjaer eyes new blood

 Ole Gunner Solskjaer New Cardiff City coach

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New Cardiff City coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the verge of adding to his squad in the January widow.

The former Molde boss got off to the best possible start in his new job when overseeing the Bluebirds’ 2-1 FA Cup victory at Newcastle at the weekend.

Now the Norwegian intends to add to his squad in a bid to engineer a move up the Premier League table away from the relegation zone.

With that in mind he has been linked to both Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha and Blackpool’s Tom Ince.

Solskjaer himself was a legend in his playing days at United after scoring the winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Final.

He will therefore be confident of being first in the queue for Zaha, although he faces competition from Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis who wants to bring the striker back to his old club.

In addition, there could well be a Norwegian influx on the way as midfield duo Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli are reportedly on the brink of putting pen to paper.

Eikrem is at present with Dutch outfit Heerenveen, having been sold by Molde, and was present for the win over Newcastle. It is understood that the 23-year-old is to have a medical before signing for a fee in the region of £2 million.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Daehli, still on Molde’s books, is also poised to become a Bluebird pending an imminent medical.

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