Aalesund expect Lindegaard exit
Norwegian club Aalesund FK have admitted they are unlikely to hang on to keeper Anders Lindegaard.
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 15/09/10 4:27pm
Norwegian club Aalesund FK have admitted they are unlikely to hang on to goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.
Manchester United are thought to have targeted the 26-year-old as a potential long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar while he has also been linked with two other Premier League clubs.
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have now joined the chase and Aalesund have conceded they will struggle to keep the new Denmark international beyond next summer.
"Considering the big interest in Anders, I seriously doubt that he will be with us next season," the club's sports director, Henrik Hoff, told BT.
"There is a serious interest from England but recently, clubs from
other countries have started to keep tabs on him.
"He has the ability to play in one of the biggest leagues in Europe."
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 last week as first-choice keeper Thomas Sorensen was ruled out through injury.