Man Utd and Liverpool eyeing move for in-demand prolific forward

Liverpool have reportedly scouting IFK Norrkoping starlet Isak Bergmann Johannesson as a surprise transfer target.

Serie A defending champions, Juventus and Manchester United have also been rumoured with securing the services of the Icelandic prospect in the past and the Red Devils still believed to be interested.

A long-term injury to Dutch centre-back, Virgil van Dijk could see the defending Premier League champions, focus their attention on securing the services of a new centre-back during the winter transfer window.

However, according to Expressen, the Liverpool are also assessing their options with regards to the future.

The Mersyeside Reds scouts are believed to be keeping tabs on the progress of Johannesson, who is already starring in Sweden’s top tier despite being just 17 years of age.

Norrkoping’s chief scout Stig Torbjornsen confirmed the reports, telling the outlet: “It has been a great interest. It’s fun that we have many interesting players but it’s no secret that clubs are chasing Bergmann Johannesson.

“Norrkoping has quite a lot of money and no need to sell and Isak has a sensible agent and family who know what they want and when he should go. It’s no stress for us, it’s rolling on. When something comes up that is good for all parties, something may happen.”