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Liverpool are to take Molde's Vegard Forren on trial as Southampton consider making a firm offer for the 24-year-old central defender.
The Norway international has been monitored by several Premier League clubs this season, including Everton, Fulham and Sunderland, but will train with Liverpool from Tuesday as the manager, Brendan Rodgers, considers whether to offer the defender a long-term contract.
Southampton, however, are in negotiations with Molde over a transfer fee and could rival the Anfield club for Forren's signature should they meet an asking price of around £4m.
Forren, who has made five appearances for Norway, is keen on a move to the Premier League and is expected to remain on trial with Liverpool until the weekend.