Zaha and Jones finalise moves to Cardiff City

The Manchester United winger will join on loan and the Stoke City striker will move to south Wales in a swap deal with Peter Odemwingie, along with Fabio on a permanent switch
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Wilfried Zaha and Kenwyne Jones have finalised moves to Cardiff City, Goal understands.

Zaha, 21, will join on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, and Jones, 29, will move from Stoke City in a swap deal with fellow striker Peter Odemwingie.

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Both players have passed medicals and agreed personal terms, and the deals are expected to be announced by Cardiff later on Monday when the paperwork is completed.

Zaha and Jones are expected to be joined in south Wales by United full-back Fabio, who is likely to join on a permanent deal.

The trio will provide a massive boost to new manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, who has used his United connections to beef up his squad as they battle to retain their Premier League status.

Zaha, who joined United from Crystal Palace for a fee of up to £17 million last January, is desperate for playing time after seeing his career stall in Manchester this season.

David Moyes has gone on record to suggest that a loan deal would suit Zaha’s development and benefit United in the long run.

Zaha has made just four senior appearances for the Premier League champions, and his only two league appearances have been as a substitute.

Jones, who became Stoke’s record signing when he joined from Sunderland for £8m in 2010, leaves the Potters just a week after being dropped for the 1-0 defeat by Crystal Palace following his refusal to play against Liverpool six days before.

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