Sheffield United target at centre of Manchester United transfer 'false alarm'

Blades target Sander Berge has been at the centre of a transfer 'false alarm' on Tuesday morning after he was reportedly pictured at Manchester United's Carrington training complex for a medical.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:51 pm

Reports coming out of the North West suggested the young Genk midfielder, who has been linked with the Bramall Lane outfit, had been spotted ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford.

But it has since emerged since that the individual photographed in a vehicle entering Carrington was not the Norwegian - but possibly a 15-year-old goalkeeper instead!

It comes as reports in Belgium suggest Genk are seeking a January deal that allows 21-year-old Berge to remain with them for the rest of the season.

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Berge was believed to have caught the eye of the Blades boss in the summer, but media reports in Belgium said the player vetoed any potential move because he wanted to play Champions League football.

Genk's director of football, Dimitri de Condé, claimed United had made a ‘nice offer’ for the youngster in the summer and the player himself has admitted interest from the Blades and Brighton and Hove Albion last year was ‘interesting’.

"Overall, the right choice was to stay," he said in an interview with Norway’s TV2 in September.

Genk midfielder Sander Berge, linked with a move to Sheffield United, has been at the centre a transfer false alarm involving Manchester United. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

"So, people will always ask those questions about what was best, but I am very pleased with it. It was a good decision.”