Cardiff City transfer latest: Three signings imminent, very little spent

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Kenwyne Jones, Wilfried Zaha and Fabio all look set to become Cardiff players in the coming days, while two more deals could also be in the pipeline.

It seems the wait is nearly over for Cardiff fans - and not a day too soon.

A January transfer window spent chasing various targets has so far brought three Norwegians to Wales... But no one with Premier League experience.

That looks set to change in the coming days, however, with Stoke's Kenwyne Jones and Manchester United duo Wilfried Zaha & Fabio all on the verge of completing moves to the Bluebirds - according to a wide range of sources.

And the remarkable thing is... Cardiff, in obtaining six new signings this January, will have spent very, very little.

According to reports in the Daily Mirror, owner Vincent Tan has agreed to pay a sizeable loan fee for the capture of Zaha to fend off interest from Crystal Palace. Reports in WalesOnline have backed that up, suggesting that the fee could be £1.5 million, while also suggesting that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the pending arrivals of Jones and Fabio.

But that could be all that the Bluebirds spend in bringing in their three new recruits, with Jones set to be swapped for outgoing striker Peter Odemwingie, while Fabio is unlikely to command such a fee.

Confirmation on the Zaha and Fabio deals has also come from the horse's mouth in Manchester United boss David Moyes.

“I said to the players, if you feel I'm not getting you enough games, come and see me. Fabio felt that so he's got a move to Cardiff," Moyes told MUTV.

"With Wilfried Zaha... we had one or two offers for him but just felt Cardiff, at this moment in time, might be the right club."

Owner Tan, then, might just be proving his genuine dedication to keeping Cardiff up, while at the same time sticking to a sensible business model.

Other rumours

- Despite their flurry of transfer activity, WalesOnline suggest that the Bluebirds could still look to recruit two more players:

"Solskjaer is believed to have held talks with Wigan Athletic's Spanish centre-half Ivan Ramis and Argentinian winger Ignacio Scocco.

"While there is no doubt Cardiff are interested in Ramis, that looks to be the lowest priority of the four moves for the Bluebirds and currently looks in the balance."

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