Man Utd risk losing 17-year-old wonderkid despite Old Trafford “dream”

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Manchester United risk losing Icelandic teenager Isak Bergmann Johannesson with Juventus stepping up their interest in the brilliant youngster.

Johannesson, 17, came on as a late substitute in the 4-0 Nations League defeat by England at Wembley for his first senior Iceland cap, and is being chased by a dozen leading clubs across Europe.

The attacking midfielder has wowed Swedish football in his time at IFK Norrkoping after making his top flight debut at just 16.

His performances alerted United a year ago but Juventus are believed to have pushed ahead with efforts to sign the exciting youngster in the January window although they have yet to meet Norrkoping's valuation.

Juventus are now in pole position to sign the young Iceland star (left)

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The Swedish side are thought to want an initial £5million with add-ons increasing the final fee to more than double that amount.

And while United's Scandanavian scouts have regularly followed Bergmann, so far they haven't progressed their interest despite boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admiring the speedy star.

Bergmann has the right pedigree being son of former Leicester and Burnley midfielder Joey Gudjonsson with his father, grandfather and uncles all playing for Iceland.

And although Liverpool are one of the club's showing interest – Bergmann has claimed Old Trafford would be his dream destination.

“My dream club is Manchester United, together with IFK Norrkoping," he said. "I lived in Manchester when I was a kid, and I watched a lot of games there.

“It’s great that Liverpool have been watching me. And you can’t say that I am not going to go to Liverpool. They play good football – Manchester City and Liverpool have been great.

“But will I have the chance to move this winter? I’ll concentrate on Norrkoping – we have three games left to get a European place.”

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