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Cardiff close in on Berget

Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he is hoping to wrap up the deal for Norway forward Jo Inge Berget on Friday - but would not be drawn on a possible deal for Wilfried Zaha.

And Wigan have confirmed that they have accepted a bid from Cardiff - and another club - for their defender Ivan Ramis.

Solskjaer has already brought in midfielders Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli from Heerenveen and Molde respectively.

Berget has confirmed he would not be signing a new deal at Molde - the former club of Solskjaer - where he also played with Eikrem and Moller Daehli.

The 23-year-old, who like his Norwegian compatriots shares an agent with Solskjaer, passed a medical on Thursday evening.

"Nothing's been concluded with anyone apart from the Norwegian lad, again, Jo Inge Berget," Solskjaer told Sky Sports News. "He went through a medical last night and is signing his contract this morning.

"He's a forward, full international who only had four or five months of his contract left so he came here in a very good deal for us.

"He knows the way I want to play, he's a striker, secondary forward, strong, very intelligent, clever, scored against England in the Under-21s European Championship. He will do well for us."

Berget has won four Norway caps, but endured an unsuccessful spell with Serie A side Udinese earlier in his career before returning to his homeland where he has since emerged as one of their best prospects.

Meanwhile, another player expected to complete a move to City is Manchester United winger Zaha.

The 21-year-old has made just four appearances for United this season, one of which came in the Community Shield win over Wigan.

A move to south Wales would allow the England cap to gain regular first-team action, but Solskjaer insisted, contrary to reports, that the player has not had a medical.

"You have to ask Manchester United," said the Bluebirds boss. "He is a Manchester United player. I cannot comment about players who are not Cardiff players. Nothing has been concluded."

Ramis could follow Berget into the club. The Spaniard has been given permission to talk with the Bluebirds, who have agreed to Wigan's asking price.

Latics boss Uwe Rosler said: "There have been a couple of clubs who met the asking price and we gave Ivan permission to talk to them, that's all I can say.

"One is well documented. One is Cardiff."