Cardiff City transfer latest: Winger only available on permanent deal


Cardiff City's search for a winger this January looks set to continue, with deals for Ignacio Scocco and Wilfried Zaha far from reaching a conclusion.

Most managers might be happy with two signings in the January window - but not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Then again, with his Cardiff side bottom of the Premier League table, the Norwegian can't be blamed for wanting to add to his squad. And one area in particular Solskjaer looks keen on strengthening is out wide.

Indeed, the latest winger to be strongly linked to the Bluebirds is Internacional man Ignacio Scocco, a 28-year-old from Argentina with one cap to his name. Sunderland are also reportedly interested.

But any potential move will be far from straightforward. Reports suggest Cardiff would ideally like to secure Scocco on a loan deal. Internacional only want to sell on a permanent basis, however.

"We met with Scocco's agent but the offers did not please us," vice-president Marcelo Madeiro told Terra.

"They are offers from a club that want him on a loan deal but our goal is to sell him.

"The offers came from Europe but for now they didn't make us happy. Let's see what happens in the next few days."

Wilfried Zaha

An alternative to Scocco is, of course, previous Cardiff target Zaha, who is reportedly desperate for first-team football. Who can blame him when he had to suffer the ignominy of sitting on the bench for Manchester United's Under-21s against former club Crystal Palace?

According to reports this morning, the 21-year-old could have a move to Cardiff secured by Thursday, with David Moyes apparently growing increasingly frustrated with him.

However, the likelihood of any conclusion occurring soon is hopeful at best - with the Zaha saga looking to drag on for some time yet.

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