Southampton on brink of deal for Forren as Liverpool cancel trial

Southampton are on the brink of signing Molde defender Vegard Forren.

Southampton are on the brink of signing Molde defender Vegard Forren.

The Daily Echo says Saints are closing in on their first signing of the January transfer window with Forren expected in Southampton today to discuss personal terms ahead of a £4m move.

The Norwegian international was due to start a trial at Liverpool today ahead of a possible permanent switch to Anfield.

However, Saints have stolen a march by agreeing a fee in the region of £4m with his club, Molde, that has been accepted.

Liverpool have told Molde that they don’t intend on matching that bid and so the trial has been cancelled.

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