According to the latest transfer news, Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho was keeping a close eye on RB Leipzip highly-demanded midfielder Emil Forsberg during Sweden’s clash against Italy.
The 26-year-old Forsberg was linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer, with reports suggesting that Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal were all weighing up offers in the region of £20 million.
Jose Mourinho attended Sweden’s World Cup play-off at the Friends Arena alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and The Daily Mail suggests that the Red Devils head coach was there to scout Forsberg.
The Sweden international was one of RB Leipzig’s best performers last campaign as he helped the club finish second in the Bundesliga.
Forsberg also ended the campaign with 19 assists – more than any other player in the German top flight. The attacker usually operates on the left side of RB Leipzig’s midfield and Mourinho has admitted he is looking to strengthen United’s squad in the wide attacking areas.
Leipzig star is set to play at the World Cup next summer as Sweden have managed to eliminate Italy national team during the World Cup play-off.