Cardiff make offer for Ciani

Sky Sports sources understand Cardiff City have made an offer to Italian club Lazio for their central defender Michael Ciani.

Last Updated: 31/01/14 at 10:25 Post Comment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is chasing Michael Ciani

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is chasing Michael Ciani

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Premier League rivals Norwich had been weighing up a move for the 29-year-old Frenchman.

Now Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now ready to hijack any potential deal and bring the player to South Wales.

Ciani, who made a big impression at former club Bordeaux, made a big-money move to the Serie A club last summer.

However, the 6ft 3in centre-back has failed to make much of an impression under head coach Edoardo Reja.

Ciani has made 17 appearances in Serie A this season, scoring one league goal against AC Milan in October.

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