Last Updated: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 09:46
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that reported Manchester United defensive target Vegard Forren is set to leave his current club Molde.
The former Red Devils hitman, who is currently in charge of the Norwegian champions, has lifted the lid on intense interest in the highly-rated central defender who United have enquired about.
And Solskjaer, who also admitted interest in Forren from clubs in Belgium, Germany and Holland, has now revealed that the player failed to turn up for international duty with Norway on Wednesday because he is discussing a move away from Molde.
"Yes, Vegard did not travel to the team meeting [ahead of friendlies against South Africa and Zambia], because we are in the final stage of talks with a club", Solskjaer told Norwegian daily Romsdals Budstikke.
"It is possible that Vegard will travel for a medical and to negotiate a contract. As the national team travel on Thursday morning, we might have to rush this through."
And on where Forren might end up, Solskjaer added: "It is not quite finished yet, so I will not comment further.
"But he is very close to a move."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already confirmed that he will not be making any new signings in January so it seems unlikely he will be heading to Old Trafford unless a deal to sign him in the summer is being thrashed out.
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