Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is already making plans for the January transfer window and has reportedly identified Norwegian midfielder Jo Inge Berget as a potential acquisition.

The 22-year-old was a championship winner with Molde last season and was rewarded with his Norway debut earlier this year following a number of impressive performances.

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is Berget's current manager at Molde, but will seemingly have to fight of interest from Newcastle if he hopes to keep the youngster.

Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances during 12 years at Old Trafford, will be looking for at least £2 million before even considering selling Berget to Newcastle, reports The Sun.

Berget signed for Molde from Udinese in 2011 and has scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for the club, operating both in midfield and up front.

Should he move to St James' Park, Berget would provide Pardew with a versatile option able to challenge for a starting spot in a number of positions.

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