Manchester United are stepping up interest in Molde defender Vegard Forren.
The Manchester Evening News says Forren has shown up on Unitedâ€™s radar as the 24-year-oldâ€™s form alerts the Premier League.
Forren has forged a partnership with Fulhamâ€™s Brede Hangeland at the centre of Norwayâ€™s defence in 2012 and has helped Molde to back-to-back Tippeligaen triumphs in Solskjaerâ€™s tenure as manager.
Everton sent a four-strong delegation headed by boss David Moyes to watch Forren last month for club and country.
But the Reds have been monitoring Forren before Norwayâ€™s winter break and there is almost certain to have been communication between Fergie and his former striker.
â€śWe havenâ€™t received any offer for Vegard. But there are many who have enquired about Vegard. I am expecting that we might receive an offer in January,â€ť said Solskjaer to the Manchester Evening News.
â€śYes, he could play for Manchester United but I donâ€™t have to tell him that. At his best, he is a very good footballer.â€ť