Arsenal hopes raised with Sander Berge ‘open’ to £12m Emirates transfer

Arsenal target Sander Berge is reportedly open to joining Mikel Arteta's side in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners were heavily linked with Berge earlier in the campaign, only for rumours of a potential move to eventually fizzle out.

Reports suggested the Sheffield United midfielder had a £35million release clause in his contract at the time, having only moved to Bramall Lane for a fee worth £22million back in January 2020.

Yet because of a relegation clause included in that deal, Sky claim the figure has now dropped to just £12million, which represents a potential bargain for any interested parties.

That could tempt Arsenal to come back in for Berge at the end of the season, with Arteta likely to go on the hunt for a new midfielder.

Dani Ceballos is set to head back to Real Madrid once his loan deal expires, while Matteo Guendouzi's future appears to be away from the Emirates.

And Thomas Partey, who joined the club in a £45million switch from Atletico Madrid last summer, has proved injury prone throughout his debut campaign in north London.

Berge could therefore be the perfect cut-price option for Arteta this summer, and claim the 23-year-old is keen on signing for the Gunners.

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  • It is believed he is keen to join up with fellow Norwegian Martin Odegaard, who is currently on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid.

    As a result, his potential switch to the club is understood to be dependant on Odegaard staying permanently this summer, which Arteta is keen to make happen.

    Berge and Odegaard are part of a close friendship group which also includes Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.

    The former has made 32 appearances for Sheffield United since joining from Genk, scoring two goals, and has also been capped 23 times by Norway.

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