Norwegian defender handed Anfield opportunity.
Liverpool have joined city rivals Everton in the race to sign Norwegian international defender Vegard Forren from Molde, and have offered him the chance to impress Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers during a trial period.
Centre-back Forren, who helped the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed Molde win the Norwegian title last season, was expected to agree terms on a £4million move to Everton, but Liverpool have entered the equation and are now understood to be in pole position.
Source: The Mirror
Everton are thought to have cooled their interest after tying down Phil Jagielka to a new contract and offering Sylvain Distin new terms, but Liverpool are very much in the hunt for a new central defender after making Sebastian Coates available for transfer.
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Reports in Scandinavia, made by television channel TV2, had claimed that Liverpool had signed the 24-year-old from Molde, but according to The Mirror Forren will be beginning a short trial period on Tuesday.
The defender, who has been capped five times by Norway, has previously interested Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan, Premier League Newcastle United and Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, while Belgian side Club Brugge have twice had offers rejected to buy Forren.