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Jose Mourinho personally scouts RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg

Emil Forsberg featured in Sweden’s win over Italy. (AFP/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho was keeping a close eye on RB Leipzip midfielder Emil Forsberg during Sweden’s win over Italy last Friday, according to reports.

Forsberg was linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with reports claiming that United, Arsenal and Liverpool were all weighing up offers in the region of £20 million.

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Mourinho attended Sweden’s World Cup play-off at the Friends Arena alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and The Daily Mail claims that the Manchester United manager was there to scout Forsberg.

The Sweden international was one of RB Leipzig’s star performers last season as he helped the club finish second in the Bundesliga.

Jose Mourinho attendedthe match with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (AFP/Getty Images)
Forsberg is one of R Leipzig’s key stars. (AFP/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old also ended the campaign with 19 assists – more than any other player in the German top flight.

Forsberg usually operates on the left side of RB Leipzig’s midfield and Mourinho has admitted he is looking to strengthen United’s squad in the wide attacking areas.

Forsberg could be playing at the World Cup next summer if Sweden avoid defeat in the second leg of their World Cup play-off against Italy on Monday evening.

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