ICELANDIC whizkid Isak Bergmann Johannesson has dealt Liverpool's chances of signing him a blow after revealing that he dreams of joining Manchester United.
The 17-year-old has been earning rave reviews in the Swedish top-flight with IFK Norrkoping – leading to interest from the Reds and Red Devils.
Liverpool scout Mads Jorgensen checked on the teenager in Norrkoping's 2-2 draw with AIK on Monday.
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However the youngster has spoke of his dream to play at Old Trafford, having watched games at the Theatre of Dreams as a child.
Johannesson – son of ex-Leicester and Aston Villa midfielder Joey Gudjonsson – lived near Manchester during his dad's spells at Burnley and Huddersfield.
Speaking of interest in him, the winger told Expressen: "My dream club is Manchester United, together with IFK Norrkoping.
"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.
"But I'll just focus on helping Norrkoping get into Europe next season. We're going to do it together.
"You can't say that I am not going 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 five games left to get a European place."
Norrkoping chief scout Stig Torbjornsen said earlier this week: "There has been a lot of interest in Bergmann Johannesson. It's no secret that clubs are chasing him.
"Liverpool are one of the clubs, and there are ten others as well. The best clubs in Europe have been here for him."
Johannesson's stunning form has propelled Norrkoping to second in the Allsvenskan league.
He has made 27 appearances this year, scoring four goals, and has won 23 caps for Iceland's youth sides.
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