Sheffield United reveal stance on Leeds United-linked midfielder Sander Berge

Sheffield United have yet to receive a formal approach from Leeds United for Norway midfielder Sander Berge.

With Kalvin Phillips’ future at Elland Road uncertain, central midfield is a position Leeds are looking to strengthen this summer.

The recent addition of Marc Roca from Bayern Munich should help solidify Los Blancos in the middle of the park, but Leeds are still keen to strengthen further.

And Berge was someone Leeds would be interested in signing. However, Bramall Lane officials have told YorkshireLive Los Blancos have made no formal approach for the Norway international so far this summer.

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Berge is reportedly interested in leaving Bramall Lane this summer. Signed when the Blades were in the Premier League for around £20million, the midfielder fell out of the Championship with Sheffield following their relegation from the top flight in 2021.

The Blades failed to secure promotion last season from the second tier, losing in the semi-final play-offs to Nottingham Forest in agonizing fashion. Recently, Norway boss Ståle Solbakken said Berge ‘doesn’t belong in the league’, sparking rumors the 24-year-old could be available this summer.

Although Sheffield United are unlikely to want to sell the midfielder, their hand could be forced if a big offer arrives for the Norwegian. He has a £35m release fee clause in his contract following the Blades’ relegation from the Premier League. He will be free to leave if this price is reached.

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