Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was in Sweden to watch on RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg on Friday.
The 26-year-old was the man of the match as Sweden beat Italy 1-0 in the first leg of their World Cup play-off.
Forsberg an important player who assumed a multifaceted part in Leipzig’s breakthrough into the Europe, featuring in 30 of their Bundesliga games last season, on their way to finishing second above Borussia Dortmund.
The Champions League debutants, who have founded only eight years ago in 2009, have proved they are far from a one-hit wonder having continued their form both domestically – where they are second again – and in Europe.
Their progress has fascinated the greater part of Europe, with Liverpool already bidding for the highly-rated midfielder Naby Keita, and Mourinho is keen to bring in additional reinforcements.
Forsberg came through the youth ranks at his home-town team club GIF Sundsvall and moved into their first-team squad in 2009 at the age of 18.
He was instrumental in the club’s promotion to the Swedish first division in 2011, scoring 11 goals in the 27 matches he played, though they only lasted one season in the top-tier.
Forsberg moved to Malmo in December 2012 and helped them to the league title in his maiden season, the club successfully retaining their championship 12 months later.
In 2014, he won the first of 32 Sweden caps in a friendly match with Moldova and since he has scored six times for the national side.
Forsberg moved to Leipzig in January 2015, helping them earn promotion into the Bundesliga for the first time and then attain Champions League qualification after just one season.
Meanwhile, Ander Herrera ready to snub a move back to Spain (Atletico Madrid) with the Spaniard ready to fight for his place at Old Trafford and United, with ongoing talks for a possible contract extension.