Cardiff haven't exactly struggled so far this season, given the fact that they're in their first season in top-flight football.

Sitting one point and place above the relegation zone, former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the newly appointed Cardiff manager, will have to spend wisely this month if he wants to win over owner Tan.

Recent speculation has linked Blackpool's Tom Ince to the Bluebirds, following his seven league goals so far this season. Last season also saw Ince score 18 goals in all competitions. Ince would inject some flair and creativity into the Cardiff midfield.

A goalscoring striker will be high up on the Norwegian's list of players, with Jordan Mutch and Fraizer Campbell both only scoring four goals so far in the league. Jermain Defoe could be an option for Solskjaer, with the England forward looking likely to make a departure from White Hart Lane this month.

Defoe's poacher instinct would work wonders at the Cardiff City Stadium, having already scored 9 goals this season for Spurs. It would be a safe deal with Defoe, with the forward likely to get you around 15 goals a season.

One transfer that looks as if it could happen, is one involving Solskjaer's former Molde midfielder Mats Moller Daehli Solskjaer has compared the youngster to his former club's latest midfield prodigy, Adnan Januzaj, showing just how much Solskjaer admires the Norwegian teenager's talent.

Solskjaer might also be looking for another leading centre-back to partner Steven Caulker, with Ben Turner then being dropping to the bench. However, the necessities are in front of the back four, with a goalscorer and creative midfielder surely high up on the transfer wish list.

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