Cardiff go transfer mad - THREE in, TWO from Manchester United

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Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the verge of three new signings, raiding his old club for two and swapping strikers with Stoke

Looking very much like being the most active Premier League club in the transfer window, Cardiff City had already signed three players BEFORE the news of another trio reached the media on Sunday.

New boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had clinched the signings of former Molde players Jo Inge Berget, Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli in the lead up to the final week of the window, but undoubtedly would be conscious that there isn't a Premier League appearance between any of them.

And now Sky Sports is reporting that Solskjaer is close to bringing in three more players, all from Premier League clubs.

According to the sources, Fabio is likely to join from Manchester United on a permanent transfer after passing a medical at the club. He has played over 50 games for United as well as two caps for Brazil, but infuriated David Moyes recently with a red card as they crashed out of the FA Cup to Swansea, and was deemed deadwood from that moment on.

Cardiff manager Solskjaer clearly has a strong relationship with his previous clubs as he is also due to receive Wilfried Zaha on loan from United, a player with limited top flight experience but enough promise to see England caps already complimenting his near 150 games for Crystal Palace. Zaha has played just four times since moving to Old Trafford in the summer and will be eager to get regular game time with the World Cup less than six months away.

There was also something of a Sunday swap shop as Cardiff have agreed to exchange Peter Odemwingie for powerhouse Stoke forward Kenwyne Jones. Odemwingie only joined Cardiff in the summer, costing £2.25 million from West Brom, but has scored just once in the Premier League, and has obviously not impressed Solskjaer enough since the Norwegian arrived.

Kenwyne Jones has been in English football for nearly ten years, and has five goals in 10 games for Stoke this year despite not netting in the league. He fell out with Stoke boss Mark Hughes after refusing to play amidst interest from Everton, and now appears likely to get his request to leave the club accepted, even though he will be winding up in Wales rather than Liverpool.

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