Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made an approach to sign Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf, according to the Guardian.

Solskjaer worked with the former Manchester United forward during his time as Molde manager, and now hopes to do the same in the Premier League.

The Bluebirds have already been active during the January transfer window, with Norway international Magnus Wolff Eikrem joining the club from Heerenveen, while a deal for Mats Moller Daelhi is expected to be completed with Molde before Saturday’s crucial clash with West Ham.

Solskjaer now hopes he can bring in Diouf to add more firepower to his Cardiff frontline for the second half of the season.

A Hannover spokesman confirmed Cardiff had approached the Bundesliga club about the possible signing of Diouf.

The Welsh club are reportedly willing to pay around £2.5million for the 26-year-old, who has managed an impressive total of 30 goals in 61 appearances for Hannover.

His spell with Manchester United was not so successful however, as Diouf managed to make just five Premier League appearances over the course of three years at Old Trafford, managing just a single goal.

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