Aalesund expect Lindegaard bids

Norwegian side set to cash in on in-demand keeper in January

Rekdal: Set to lose Lindegaard

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Norwegian club Aalesund FK have admitted they expect to receive a January offer too good to turn down for Anders Lindegaard.

Their star keeper has been linked with several Premier League clubs, with Manchester United thought to have targeted the 26-year-old as a potential long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar.

German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also recently been linked with the new Denmark international.

And Aalesund's sports director Henrik Hoff would be surprised if someone doesn't make a big-money bid for Lindegaard during the next transfer window.

"I have said all the time that something will happen in the winter window, but I could be mistaken," Hoff told VG.

Big interest

"As big as the interest is, it would be strange in case we don't receive a serious offer.

"I know that some British clubs are keeping tabs, but I don't know how strong their interest is."

Aalesund coach Kjetil Rekdal signed Lindegaard on a permanent basis last year after taking him on loan from Danish side Odense BK during the 2008/09 season.

His form last season alerted some of Europe's top clubs and saw him rewarded with his international debut in Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifying win against Iceland earlier this month as first-choice keeper Thomas Sorensen was ruled out through injury.