Solskjaer wants Hannover striker Diouf at Cardiff

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to make a move for striker Mame Biram Diouf, reports Wales Online.

Diouf played for Solskjaer in Norway when the latter was managing Molde, and the pair also share Man United as former employers. Diouf now plays in Germany for Hannover 96, but is said to have missed training on Monday morning, with speculation rife that the absence was linked with Cardiff’s reported interest in the 26-year-old.

Molde signed Diouf in 2007 and the player went on to win the Norwegian league title during his spell at the club. He joined Man United in 2009, spending spells on loan back at Molde and at Blackburn before joining Hannover in 2012. He has gone on to score five goals in 12 games so far this season in the Bundesliga.

Solskjaer is keen to add to his striking options despite seeing his new side advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at Newcastle in his first game in charge on Saturday, and Vincent Tan is said to be ready to release the funds needed for new faces this month.

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