Vincent Tan is ready to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £25million to help Cardiff City avoid relegation, according to the Telegraph.
The former Manchester United striker has been confirmed as Malky Mackay’s successor today, and will immediately get on with spending his transfer kitty.
He arrives from Molde, whom he led to the Norwegian league title in 2011 – their first title in over 100 years – and cup success last season.
He said upon his unveiling: “It is a fantastic challenge. Cardiff are ready to take the next step up. I hope I can help them.
“I’ve always dreamt of being a manager in the Premier League and I’m delighted to get the opportunity.”
Solskjaer was flown to England by Tan and sat between the Cardiff owner and chairman Mehmet Dalman to witness Cardiff’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.
Talks continued after the game, where Tan was understood to have made the promise of a £25million budget for new players.
Blackpool winger Thomas Ince remains high on the clubs list of transfer priorities, whilst Solskjaer hopes to bring 18-year-old midfielder Mats Moller Daelhi with him from Molde – a player he has likened to Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj.
Solskjaer has also been told he will have money to spend on a striker capable of scoring the goals to keep Cardiff in the big time, with Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason being heavily linked.