Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed reports tonight that Vegard Forren is on the verge of leaving Molde after missing training to finalise a deal with an unnamed club.
Speaking to Norway’s Romsdals Budstikke, Solskjaer said: “Yes, Vegard did not travel to training sessions because we are in final talks with a club.
“The possibility exists that Vegard must travel for medical check and negotiation of contracts.”
The 24-year-old centre back has been previously linked with Manchester United after Solskjaer said the defender was good enough to play at Old Trafford. Given the fact that he has broken into the national senior squad this season and played alongside Brede Hangelaand, he must certainly possess some talent.
“Yes, he could play for Manchester United, but I don’t have to tell him that. At his best, he is a very good footballer,” he said.
Despite United’s leaky defence causing all sorts of problems this year, opportunities would surely be limited for Forren. A fully fit selection of Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Jones and Smalling would keep his game time to a minimum.
United have dealt with the Norwegian league as recently as 2010 through the acquisition of Anders Lindegaard from Aalesunds FK, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that Ferguson would purchase on the recommendation of his baby faced assassin.
Along with United, Everton are another Premier League club strongly linked with the Norwegian defender and more movement is expected within the next few days.