Manchester United continue Anders Lindegaard talks - FC Midtjylland bid rejected

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FC Midtjylland have had a January bid for Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard turned down after failing to reach agreement over the fee needed to prise the want-away stopper from Old Trafford this month.

The Daily Mail reports that the Denmark international's advisers are already in England to discuss their client's alternative transfer options, after being told by senior Red Devils chiefs that he's free to move on.

Lindegaard hasn't made a single appearance for Manchester United this season, and following the signing of Victor Valdes on an 18-month deal he's fallen even further down Louis van Gaal's first-team pecking order.

David De Gea is firmly established as the club's number one goalkeeper, which has restricted the 30-year-old to a watching brief from the substitutes bench for the duration of the 2014/15 campaign so far.

However, it's now anticipated that Valdes will succeed Lindegaard as the back-up custodian, meaning the former Aalesund star will have to leave the Theatre of Dreams if he wants to ascertain regular football.

Norwegian champions Molde FK have also shown an interest in bringing the Manchester United outcast to the Aker Stadion, but - unlike Midtjylland - they are yet to make a formal offer.

If they were to firm up their interest then they certainly wouldn't face any competition from the Danish Superliga outfit, who have since announced the capture of Swedish stopper John Dahlin, who moves to the MCH Arena to fight for the No.1 spot in Glen Riddersholm's side.

It's understood that Lindegaard is actually hoping to secure a transfer to a higher profile club, having attracted admiring glances from a number of other clubs in the Premier League, with Danish newspaper BT previously citing Newcastle United as a possible destination.

Either way, it appears that Van Gaal is actively looking to overhaul his goalkeeping department after also informing Ben Amos that he has no future at Manchester United, while 21-year-old Sam Johnstone has been farmed out to League One outfit Preston North End on loan for the rest of the season.

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