Manchester United defender target Vegard Forren is currently in talks with an unnamed club over a move, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he looks to make a step up to the Premier League.

Forren, 24, has long been linked with a move to United, following a string of impressive displays for both Molde and the Norway national team over the past two seasons.

Solskjaer, who himself has been touted as a possible long-term successor to Sir Alex Ferguson as United manager, believes the defender is good enough for the English giants, although Everton are also reportedly interested in taking him on board after sending scouts to watch him in action.

And now Solskjaer has revealed that Forren, who helped Molde to win back to back domestic titles in the Norwegian league, will likely move to another club before the end of the month.

Vegard Forren
Vegard Forren is in talks to move to an unnamed club, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"Vegard is not travelling to the National Team camp because we are in the final stages of negotiations with another club," he told Romsdals Budstikke.

"It's possible that Vegard will go for a medical check-up and negotiate his personal contract."

United have insisted that they will not enter into the transfer market in January, with Sir Alex Ferguson often saying that players are too highly priced during the midseason period.

But their defensive issues can't be ignored, and while the Red Devils are in a commanding position in the Premier League, they have often had to win games the hard way after committing defensive errors.

While Forren is high on the radar of numerous clubs, he is still unproven in the Premier League, but could provide more depth for Ferguson when he feels his defenders are not pulling their weight.