Norwegian in demand as Premier League clubs track him.
Southampton have joined Everton and Liverpool in the race to sign Norwegian international centre-back Vegard Forren after making a bid for the £5million rated defender.
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Everton had been expected to sign the 24-year-old Molde defender earlier in the transfer window, but David Moyes has yet to place a bid for Forren having tied down Phil Jagielka to a new contract and offered new terms to Sylvain Distin.
Reports in Norway had claim Forren was set to sign for Liverpool, but he is simply having a trial period on Merseyside as Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers runs the rule over him ahead of potential offer.
But Southampton have jumped to the head of the queue to sign the Norwegian after Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer confirmed that the south coast club had formally placed a bid his star man.
“There have been many enquiries from various English clubs, but Southampton submitted an offer, it was very interesting for us and Vegard,” Solskjaer told Romsdals Budstikke.
“We are more or less agreed with the club, but nothing is a hundred per cent confirmed. Molde is close to a deal, so we’ll see if this is something that all the three parties will go on.”