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Saturday 23 August 2014

Berget poised for Bluebirds

Published 24/01/2014 | 10:47

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England Under-21 fans will know Jo Inge Berget from the European Championships

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to make his third Norwegian signing with Molde striker Jo Inge Berget due to complete his move to the club on Friday.

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Solskjaer has already brought in midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli from Heerenveen and Molde respectively.

Berget, who like Eirkem and Daehli shares an agent with Solskjaer, was out of contract with Molde in the summer and is expected to put pen to paper on his Cardiff deal on Friday, after undergoing a medical on Thursday evening.

"He knows the way I want to play - he's strong, intelligent, smart. He scored against England in the Under-21 European Championships and will do well for us," said Solskjaer of the 23-year-old, ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round match against Bolton.

Another man expected to complete a move to Cardiff is Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha.

The 21-year-old has made just four appearances for the Red Devils this season, one of which came in the Community Shield win over Wigan.

A move to Cardiff would allow the England cap to gain regular first-team action, but Solskjaer insisted, contrary to reports, that the player has not had a medical.

"You have to ask Manchester United," said the Bluebirds boss. "He is a Manchester United player. I cannot comment about players who are not Cardiff players. Nothing has been concluded."

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