Wilfried Zaha
Zaha could join Norwegian duo Eikem and Daehli at Cardiff.Reuters

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to making his first signings at the Welsh club in former Manchester United academy youngsters Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli.

The Norwegian manager is hoping to add the two young compatriots to his Bluebirds side in the coming days after Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen and Solskjaer's former club Molde confirmed they are in talks with the Premier League clubs over proposed moves.

Molde director Tarje Nordstrand Jacobsen told Romsdals Budstikka: "We are talking to Cardiff about Mats. Talks are going well. Mats is going to talk to the club. I think this will be done in a few days."

23-year-old Eikrem was pictured in attendance during Solskjaer's first game in charge of Cardiff at the weekend; a 2-1 win over Newcastle United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Although no deal has been agreed for the player, Heerenveen admit they are in talks with the Welsh club.

"That's ahead of the business," the club's technical director Hans Vonk told De Telegraaf when quizzed on whether a deal was nearing competition.

"There will be a final offer from Cardiff."

The former United striker worked with both players during his spell as the club's reserve team manager. Following his appointment as Molde manager in 2010, Solskjaer made Eikrem one of his first signings as manager and the midfielder went on to play a role in helping the club win their first ever Norwegian title in 2011.

Similarly, the Norwegian boss brought 18-year-old Daehli to Molde from his former club in the summer of 2013, likening the youngster to United's own prodigious talent Adnan Januzaj. The attacking midfielder was believed to have returned to his homeland due to homesickness, but a swift return to the Premier League is likely to be on the cards.

Solskjaer also reportedly has his eye on bringing current United winger Wilfried Zaha on loan to the club. The former Crystal Palace starlet has struggled to make an impression on the first team after making the move to Old Trafford in the summer and a loan spell away would seem to be the likely solution after starting just one game for the club since making his debut in the Community Shield.

Newcastle United have been credited with keen interest in the 21-year-old, but Solskjaer's ties with his former club could see Cardiff win the race for the youngster.