New Cardiff boss Warnock to bring in Chamakh and Bamba

Pete O'Rourke
Marouane Chamakh: on trial with West Brom

Cardiff City are poised to sign free agents Marouane Chamakh and Sol Bamba, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Former Arsenal striker Chamakh has been without a club since his release from Crystal Palace at the end of last season and had a spell on trial at West Brom last month.

Chamakh had spent the last three seasons at Crystal Palace but managed only seven goals in 59 Premier League appearances.

Warnock is a big fan of Chamakh having worked with the Moroccan during his time in charge of Crystal Palace.

Bamba is a free agent after leaving Leeds in September when his contract was cancelled early by mutual consent.

Warnock has targeted a move for Bamba to help shore up a defence which has conceded 19 goals so far this season and left Cardiff languishing second from bottom of the table.

Chamakh and Bamba are set to join Junior Hoilett in making the move to the Cardiff City Stadium as Warnock wastes no time in strengthening his squad since replacing Paul Trollope earlier this week.