Rafik Zekhnini’s links with a move to Manchester United began this week out of the blue after he admitted it would be a dream to join them.
Reports from Norway then said Man United had come in with an opening €3m bid for Zekhnini, which was swiftly denied by Odds BK, but rumours have been intensified following his absence from today’s match day squad.
Odds BK CEO Einar Håndlykken was again further questioned about whether there had been any contact with United but refused to comment on it for the second time in as many days.
The suggestion from Odds manager Dag-Eilev Fagermo is that Zekhnini was left out because he had played too much recently and would be in the next B-game, but Håndlykken’s refusal to discuss United at all could indicate something is already going on behind the scenes.
A transfer is looking likely for Zekhnini. Whether that is this summer followed by an immediate loan spell back to Odds BK or whether it is something that would happen in the future, the fact his dream move is United means only a fee would have to be agreed.