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Saints bid for Forren accepted

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Molde have accepted a bid from Southampton for Norway centre-back Vegard Forren, Press Association Sport understands.

Liverpool had invited Forren to England for a trial, but Southampton appear to have moved ahead of Brendan Rodgers' side in the race for the 24-year-old. Forren's agent is reported to be meeting representatives from the Barclays Premier League strugglers in London on Tuesday in the hope of agreeing personal terms.

It is understood that Southampton are hopeful of completing the signing of the defender, who has five Norway caps, in the next 24 hours.

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