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Arsenal might finally be able to sign this defensive midfielder for whom they were willing to pay £17m

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Arsenal might reignite their interest in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge as the Blades are now ready to cash in on him, as per The Times.

With Granit Xhaka moving to AS Roma, manager Mikel Arteta is actively searching for a long-term replacement and at the start of the transfer window, one of the players the Gunners were looking into was Sander Berge.

The North London side were willing to pay £17 million for the defensive midfielder but at that time, the Blades were not interested in parting ways with him.

Now, as per The Times, recently relegated Sheffield United have softened their stance and are now ready to let the 23-year-old leave.

Arsenal to reignite their interest in Sander Berge?

The Gunners have been eyeing a move for Wolves’ Ruben Neves but as per the latest reports, Manchester United are currently the favourites to sign the Portuguese international.

And if these rumours are true then it will be wise for Arsenal to quickly shift their focus to someone like Sander Berge.

The midfielder’s current deal with Sheffield United expires in 2024 and is currently valued at £16 million. So, the first thing Arteta’s side will need to do is offer much more than £17 million.

 

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The Blades paid £20 million to Genk just last year for the midfielder so there’s no way the Blades will let him leave unless they are making a significant profit.

It remains to be seen if the Gunners come back for Sander Berge or do they spend the money on another defensive midfielder. They have also signed Albert Sambi Lokonga so there’s also a possibility that Arteta might not want to spend money on any more midfielders.

The Norwegian international played in 29 Premier League games last season, scoring two and assisting two more goals.

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