Italian clubs competing with Arsenal for relegated midfielder

Arsenal is facing competition from Atalanta and Napoli for the signature of Sander Berge.

The Norwegian had been a transfer target of the Gunners before he moved to Sheffield United and they have remained interested.

He is one of the Blades’ best players and they want to keep him so that he can help them gain promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The midfielder has had injury problems, yet they remain adamant that his release clause must be met before he is sold.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner via The Sun says Atalanta has become the latest club to show an interest in him.

It says the Italians are looking to land him on a loan deal with the possibility of making it permanent at the end of next season.

His release clause stands at £35m, an amount Sheffield United wants his next club to trigger, otherwise, he will remain at Bramall Lane to help them gain promotion back to the EPL.

Arsenal needs midfield reinforcements this summer and they could sell Granit Xhaka.

The report says they see Berge as a replacement for the Swiss star, who appears to be open to leaving the Emirates.

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5 Comments

  1. Ozziegunner says:

    Matheus Pereira is a class above, from relegated West Bromwich Albion.

    1. VasC says:

      Well, according to my personal opinion,Arteta must be reasoning that Matheus Pereira belongs to the same class as Guendouzi.

      Why? Pereira was guilty of violent conduct on the pitch towards Stoke City’s Joe Allen and suspended for three games.

      Arteta can’t sign him without breaking his clean image as the ultimate true disciplinarian at Arsenal for grounding Guendouzi for a similar incident.

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    Totally agree about Matheus Pereira. He was outstanding last season in a poor WBA team. I dont understand why Arsenal has not yet bid for him when we desperately need creativity in the middle of the park.

  3. VasC says:

    If Arsenal are adamant with their valuation of dispensable players like Xhaka, there’s nothing wrong with Blade’s adamant valuation of an “INDISPENSABLE” member of their squad. Either pay up or move on. Especially, after the rumours floating around on the fees Arsenal are forced to pay for Ben White.

  4. koss says:

    wait, are we after a young Jean-Claude Van Damme!

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