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Andreas Granqvist confirms interest from Man United

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Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist has confirmed that Manchester United are interested in signing him ahead of a possible January move

The 33-year-old centre-back has emerged as a surprise target for United in order to bolster their options in defense.

Last week, Granqvist revealed that he had not heard of any “concrete” interest from United.

However, after helping Helsingborg to another clean sheet in their 1-0 win over title rivals Falkenbergs FF in the Swedish Superettan league, Granqvist announced that there is interest from United.

“There certainly is interest. There’s usually nothing in it when it’s in a newspaper,” he told Expressen.

“I don’t close any doors to anything. But it’s so far away and as long as there is nothing concrete, it’s mostly speculation.

“As I said at the start, I’m flattered even to be mentioned with such a big team as Manchester United.

“We’ll see, but there is certainly an interest, as it says in the media.

“Should there be a concrete offer in January, I’ll receive it and then Helsingborg will look at it. Right now, there isn’t one.”

He added: “I don’t know if it’s a loan. As I’ve not had a concrete offer, it’s hard to speculate.”

Helsingborg leads the Superettan league with a three-point advantage over Falkenbergs.