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Manchester United & Liverpool target transfer choice 'close'

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Manchester United and Liverpool are two clubs who will presumably be waiting with baited breath in the coming days, with the agent of Valmir Berisha having confirmed that his client's decision on which team he intends to join is 'close'.

17-year-old Berisha, who currently plies his trade in his native Sweden with Allsvenskan outfit Halmstads BK, exploded onto the scene with a series of eye-catching performances for his country at the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates this summer.

Berisha - who has been dubbed 'the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic' due to his similarities to his controversial compatriot - finished as the tournament's top scorer, having notched seven including a stunning hat-trick that saw Sweden breeze to a 4-1 victory over Argentina in the third-place playoff.

Such performances saw speculation as to Berisha's future intensify, with the player reportedly having offers on the table from both Manchester United and Liverpool - along with Arsenal, Manchester City and Sunderland.

With fans and indeed those clubs seemingly waiting on a decision from the talented starlet, Anders Karlsson - the player's agent - would appear to have moved to reassure those parties that a decision from Berisha is close.

"'We have a priority list of clubs, we have full control of the situation," he was quoted by the Daily Mail.

"The arrival of new clubs is happening all the time. But the decision is close. How close? I cannot say for hours or days or so. But it can be done very soon, that's all I can say in the current situation."

Manchester United have suitable firepower in the final third but with Javier Hernandez persistently being linked with a potential move to Spurs and Robin van Persie having been ruled out of action for a month due to a thigh injury sustained during the 1-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.

Rivals Liverpool would also appear to be in need of a new striker, despite the continued heroics of a certain Luis Suarez.

While the Uruguayan is scoring and indeed setting up goals at an astonishing rate at Anfield, he is missing accomplice Daniel Sturridge who has been missing for Brendan Rodgers' men through injury.

Berisha's tender age means he is surely unlikely to make much of an immediate impact at either Manchester United, Liverpool or indeed any of the other clubs linked with his signature. However, managing to entice a player who is so highly-rated is likely to provide a real boost.

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