Sheffield United have entered contract talks with Sander Berge, but Burnley are also keen on the Norwegian midfielder.
Berge, 25, has entered the final year of his deal at Bramall Lane and as of now, a contract extension doesn’t seem likely with Berge wanting better terms than what the Blades have currently offered.
And now a spanner has been thrown in the works as Burnley are willing to pay higher wages for Berge, and they are able to offer a bid of around £12m, according to Alan Nixon.
This has shook things up considerably for both clubs, as they were both battling it out for defensive midfielder Vinícius Souza. Sheffield United are already light on midfielder’s as it is, hence why they’re in the market for that position. Selling their best player in that position would be a major blow to their Premier League survival chances, even before a ball has been kicked.
To add to the reports from Alan Nixon, Fabrizio Romano has announced that the Norwegian midfielder could be set to have a medical with Burnley later today.
The Blades have already sold Iliman Ndiaye this window, which fetched in around £20m, and if they were to sell Berge that could fetch in £12m. United’s major targets appear to be Chuba Akpom, who could be acquired for £8m, and Vinícius Souza, who is valued at £5m with several add-ons included.