Sheffield United transfer news: Arsenal named firm favourites to sign Blades' £35m-rated ace

Sheffield United could have a serious rebuild project on their hands this summer, with a number of comings and goings expected at Bramall Lane following the club's relegation to the Championship.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 1:19 pm

Norway international Sander Berge is one player who's been tipped to leave, with an inviting relegation release clause, confirmed as sitting at £35m, likely to tempt a host of top tier clubs when the transfer window opens.

Now, SkyBet have added the 23-year-old, who joined the Blades for a then club-record fee of £22m from KRC Genk less than 18 months ago, to their 'transfer specials' market, and have named Arsenal as the 2/1 favourites to seal the deal.

The news will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the transfer gossip of late, with national media reports repeatedly linking Berge with the Gunners.

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Arsenal named as firm favourites to land Sheffield United's £35m-rated ace this summer

Mikel Arteta's side have, by the club's standards, have endured a particularly woeful 2020/21 campaign, and could miss out on European football for next season altogether if they're unable to claw their way to a top seven finish with just two games left to go.

AC Milan, priced at 4/1, are the second favourites to sign Berge, and could offer the player Champions League football, should they hold their nerve and prevent Juventus from leapfrogging them into fourth place on the final day of the Serie A season.

Meanwhile, Everton (10/1) and Leeds United (12/1), West Ham United (14/1) and Tottenham Hotspur (16/1) have also been priced up, but, given the relatively long odds, appear to be unlikely destinations at this stage.