Arsenal have tabled a bid, believed to be £17.2 million for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
That has already been turned down but they are expected to make an improved offer, with Liverpool and Tottenham also interested in signing the Norwegian.
Berge was United’s record signing when he joined them form Belgian side Genk in January 2020, moving for a fee of £22 million.
He has made a big impression during his time I England, although he missed several months of this season due to injury.
The Blades are hoping to recoup what they paid for him and also want a sell-on clause of between 10% and 20%.
The South Yorkshire side have endured a miserable second season in the Premier League, and have parted ways with manager Chris Wilder who led them to two promotions in three years.
It is expected that Berge will not eb the only one of their side who will leave this summer, with a number of players not wanting to drop down a league again.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.