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Cardiff City eye move for Norwegian duo

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Cardiff City's new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is looking to bring in two fellow Norwegians as his first signings.

Molde FK and SC Heerenveen have confirmed they are both in talks with Cardiff City concerning midfielders, Mats Moller Daehli (18) and Magnus Wolff Eikrem (23), respectively.

Solskjaer has been handed a £25 million war chest by club owner, Vincent Tan, in a desperate attempt to keep the Bluebirds in the Premier League.

Cardiff's new boss has history with both players, having worked with them at Manchester United and Molde FK.

Both had been at Manchester United in their youth before joining Norwegian side Molde, with Eikrem leaving in 2011 and Daehli leaving last July. Eikrem had since moved to Dutch outfit, Heerenveen.

Heerenveen boss, Marco van Basten, has hinted that Eikrem is on his way to Cardiff, telling Leeuwarder Courant: "It's too bad he's leaving he has been very important for us in the last period of the first half of the season for us."

Eikrem has created 15 chances in 13 appearances this season for Heerenveen, according to Squawka, and his vision could prove vital for Cardiff if they are to survive in the Premier League.

Daehli is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in Norwegian football and has been likened to Manchester United starlet, Adnan Januzaj.

The 18-year-old has played seven times for Molde this season, coming on as a substitute on five occasions, and looks to be a promising young player.

Molde director Tarje Nordstrand Jacobsen told Romsdals Budstikka: "We are talking to Cardiff about Mats [Daehli].

"Mats is going to talk to the club. Talks are going well. I think this will be done in a few days."

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