Solskjaer targets his first Cardiff signings

New manager set to bring in two Norwegian internationals with links to former club Molde

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes  fans following their team’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the  FA Cup third round. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes fans following their team’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 19:08

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is closing in on his first signings as Cardiff’s manager.

He has targeted the midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli, both capped by Norway and with whom he worked with at his former club Molde and while in charge of the Manchester United reserve team.

Eikrem (23) is at the Dutch club Heerenveen, having been sold by Molde last summer, but he attended Cardiff’s FA Cup win at Newcastle on Saturday and has travelled to south Wales for a medical. The deal will be worth around £2m and should be completed before Saturday’s Premier League home game against West Ham.

It is understood that Daehli (18) is set to have a medical and complete a move from Molde.

Cardiff have also been linked with Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Crystal Palace’s Jonathan Williams, as well as a loan deal for United’s Wilfried Zaha.

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