Cardiff line up Rincon move

Sky Sports understands Cardiff City are in talks to sign Hamburg midfielder Tomas Rincon.

Sky Sports revealed earlier this month that Rincon was eyeing a move to the Premier League after turning down a new deal at Hamburg.

The 25-year-old is out of contract in Germany and, after rejecting the club's offer of a new deal, Hamburg have decided to cash-in on him.

A number of Premier League clubs are thought to be keeping tabs on Rincon, but Cardiff are hoping to win the race for the Venezuela international.

Cardiff are thought to have agreed a fee and the player is flying in for talks and a medical at the Welsh outfit.

West Ham are also believed to be monitoring Rincon's situation, but Cardiff are in pole position to sign the defensive midfielder after being granted permission to hold talks with the player.

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaker is desperate to bolster his squad before the transfer window slams shuts on Friday as he looks to lead them off the bottom of the table.