Arsenal are claimed to be in talks with the agent of Genk midfielder Sander Berge with only five hours remaining to get the deal over the line.
Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be hoping to bring the Norwegian international to London before the 5PM cut-off time, but a possible stumbling block could be the youngster’s guaranteed action.
Both North London sides will struggle to guarantee the 20 year-old first-team action, but the defensive midfielder is rated highly on the continent, and has also been the subject of interest from Unai Emery’s former club Seville.
Mike Kjolo is said to be in London working on a move for his client, but is currently keeping tight-lipped on his player’s future.
Berge missed last sections of the previous campaign with injury, but has already played a strong role in pre-season, and is expected to make a big impression this term, and it would be a shame to fall behind in the queue to sign him when he racks up interest from other big clubs during the campaign.
It remains to be seen whether our noisy neighbours are looking at Berge as a back-up to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, or whether both players are well in their interests, but Spurs are yet to make a single addition since the transfer window opened six weeks ago.
Could Berge be in our minds as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey? Do we need to stop looking at players who have had recent injury problems?