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Danish goalkeeper would not come cheap

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Norwegian side Aalesund have confirmed that Manchester United are interested in goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

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The 26-year-old is regarded as one of the finest young goalkeepers around and is tipped to follow in the footsteps of United legend Peter Schmeichel as one of Denmark's best.

Lindegaard has impressed greatly since moving to Norway from Odense but did not manage to earn a place in the national squad for the World Cup.

Aalesund director Henrik Hoff talked up the player, stating however that if Sir Alex Ferguson was planning a bid, he would not come cheap.

"Manchester United have not been in contact with us directly, but I can confirm that there is an interest," Hoff told Tipsbladet.

"There is no smoke without fire.

"In case a big club like Manchester United show interest in our players, we are ready to negotiate.

"But Anders Lindegaard is in my eyes the best keeper in the Tippeliga and if he should be sold, a big sum will be required."