Arsenal maintain an interest in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge and are one of a number of clubs that could move for him if the Blades suffer relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old only arrived at Bramall Lane in January when the Blades broke their transfer record to splash out around £21.6m on the midfielder.
The Norway international has made 25 appearances since then, in all competitions, scoring two goals and become the integral part of the side that he was expected to.
However, things have not been going well for Chris Wilder’s side in the Premier League this season so far, sitting bottom of the table with just one point from nine games.
The Blades are really struggling to live up to the success of last season, scoring just four goals in their nine league games thus far and conceding 15.
If the South Yorkshire side were to get relegated to the Championship there would be plenty of clubs interested in snapping up Berge and Arsenal are reportedly one of them.
Norwegian publication VG report that Arsenal held an interest in Berge before he signed for Sheffield United and his performances in the Premier League have seen them maintain their favourable opinion of him.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham were all also believed to be interested in the Norwegian when he was at Genk and could all be tempted to make a move for him should he become available.
Berge would not come cheap, having signed a contract until 2024 at Bramall Lane and the Blades would be looking to make a profit on the imposing midfielder, even if they were relegated to the second tier.
The 22-year-old plays in a holding midfield role, but is looking to become a more rounded option for his manager, adding goals to his game.
‘Being more of a goalscorer and adding assists – that type of play is something that I am looking at now,’ Berge told Yorkshire Live.
‘That is something I have to add because that is what the demands are for that position I am playing at the moment.
‘For every game I feel like I am a bigger danger and the more often that you find yourself in those positions the more you have it in your head already that you know what to do and you feel more confident doing it.
‘It took some time for me and it felt kind of weird being in the last third in a team because for the last few years I have just watched attacks and been waiting for the counter.
‘It will take time. It’s not that I can’t finish, it’s just getting it more natural and going for the shot, believing in myself.’