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Berge sets sights higher than Blades - report

16th July 2019, 11:10 by Neil Foster

Sheffield United's bid for Genk's Sander Berge was unsuccessful as the midfielder wants to play for a bigger club, reports claim.

The 21-year-old has reportedly been told he can leave the Belgian First Division A outfit this summer for the right price and the Blauw-Wit are looking for a fee in the region of 25million euros.

Belgian outlet HLN are suggesting that Chris Wilder was keen although the man capped 12 times by Norway is said to be 'aiming higher' than a switch to Bramall Lane.

There has been no mention of the bid tabled by the South Yorkshire side but it is thought that Brighton are also in the frame and may well look to add another Genk star to their ranks after signing winger Leonardo Trossard earlier his summer.

Wilder is still actively trying to recruit new players for the start of the Premier League season after bringing in Luke Freeman from Queens Park Rangers and Callum Robinson from Preston North End, while Phil Jagielka has arrived on a free transfer.

Berge would have been exactly the young and hungry type of player he is after but it appears Wilder will have to cast his net elsewhere.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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