Cardiff City F.C. manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects a resolution to the Gary Medel transfer saga in the coming days amid reports suggesting Internazionale are interested in the player.
The Chile international, who joined Cardiff from Sevilla for a club-record fee of £11 million last summer, is expected to complete a move to Italy in the next 48 hours.
Medel was always going to leave the Welsh club following their relegation from England’s top-flight but an impressive World Cup in Brazil has put him on the radar of the Nerazzurri, and understandably so.
Walter Mazzarri’s side impressed at the International Champions Cup in the United States this summer, winning two of their three matches. Their only loss came against Manchester United via penalties.
“We have made it clear, we want our price or we want Gary,” said Solskjaer.
The arrival of Medel would likely allow Inter to send Algeria international midfielder Saphir Taider to Southampton, who are also believed to be keeping tabs on Ezequiel Schelotto.
Meanwhile, midfielder Jordon Mutch has been linked with Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland after a fine 2013/14 campaign with the Bluebirds.
“There has been interest in Jordon this week and he took a knock in training, so I left him out,” added Solskjaer.
Solskjaer will now turn his attention to bolstering the Bluebirds’ defence following the sale of captain Steven Caulker to QPR.
The former United star added: “We are looking to bring in at least one centre-back and there is progress.
“But I can’t tell you any more about any deals until we are over the line. Hopefully we can announce something very soon.”
Newcastle sign Facundo Ferreyra
Newcastle United F.C. have have completed the signing of Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra from Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk on a season-long loan deal.
Ferreyra, 23, bagged six goals in 13 league appearances for Shakhtar last term but was unwilling to return to the club due to the current political situation in Ukraine.
The former Argentina Under-20 international is happy to join the Magpies on an initial loan deal, with the club option of making the deal permanent at the end of the season.
“I am very pleased to sign for Newcastle United. I like the Premier League and when I knew that Newcastle were interested in me, it was a very easy decision to make,” Ferreyra told the club’s official website.
“I spoke to my friend Fabricio Coloccini and when he told me about the club, I didn’t need to think twice.”