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Manchester United and Manchester City to go head-to-head for talented youngster in January

Hakon Evjen

Manchester United and Manchester City could lock horns over Norwegian youngster Hakon Evjen in the January transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), the two Manchester clubs are both keeping tabs on the talented teenager.

The central midfielder is a highly-rated prospect who has been linked with several major European clubs in recent months.

Evjen plays his club football for Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt and has also impressed while representing his country's Under-20 side.

Both United and City have identified the 19-year-old as a potential target when the Premier League's transfer window reopens in January.

The two clubs sent scouts to watch Evjen, who has scored nine goals and provided four assists in 18 appearances this season, in his team's 3-1 victory over Stromsgodset last month.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).