On one side Arsenal are looking forward to rebuilding their squad after a disappointing campaign in the last season. The Gunners finished 8th in the Premier League table. And thus, will not be featuring in any European competition in the next season. Moreover, their pursuit for signing a midfielder continues after Dani Ceballos returned back to his parent club Real Madrid. Thus, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen on exploring his options in the midfield and finds Sander Berge as an interesting alternative for that job.
On the other hand are Liverpool, who are yet to decide upon reinforcing the shoes left behind by Georginio Wijnaldum. The former Premier League champions are eagerly looking to add a midfielder to their current squad this summer. After suffering from injury crises in the last season the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp would be keen to keep some backup options this time.
Thus, both of these Premier League clubs were keen to get the signatures of Sander Berge before the start of next season.
Two of the Serie A clubs are cureently leading the race to sign Sander Berge
According to reports from Daily Star, Napoli and Atalanta BC are reluctant to get the signatures of the Norwegian. The 23-year-old is not willing to feature for the Blades amid their relegation from the Premier League. However, Berge still has under contract with Sheffield United and have a £35m release clause bound to his name.
While Berge remained on the sidelines for the majority of the last season due to an injury. Thus, the midfielder made just 15 appearances for the Blades, providing one goal and one assist in the process. Meanwhile, the Serie A duo are looking for loaning out Berge for the next season before eventually making a permanent signing.
While Liverpool and Arsenal might miss out on Sander Berge move. As they are not willing to pay the £35m release clause for the midfielder.