Arsenal have been linked with a move for Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge this summer.
According to reports from The Examiner, Sheffield United are bracing for bids for their star players, but as of now, they haven’t received any concrete offer from the Gunners.
Arsenal are now looking to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, and they have earmarked Ramsdale as a potential option.
Earlier this week, Sky Sports reported that the 23-year-old is amongst several goalkeepers Arsenal are currently monitoring.
The Gunners are also keen to sign Mat Ryan, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Emirates Stadium.
The interest in Ramsdale casts doubt on Bernd Leno’s future at the club.
Ramsdale made 42 appearances in all competitions last season, and he is apparently ready to continue for the Blades in the Championship next season.
However, the report claims that there hasn’t been any offer yet from Arsenal. Sheffield are expected to demand £40 million for Ramsdale if he decides to leave.
The situation of Berge is slightly different.
Berge is likely to leave Sheffield United following their relegation to the Championship.
Sheffield Star claimed that the Gunners are leading the race to sign the Norway international.
The Blades are demanding around £35 million for their star player, and they are refusing to lower their asking price. However, Sheffield United have informed the Gunners that they may compromise on a deal.
Sheffield United have made their stance very clear. They will not cash in on their star players easily, and only “an offer too good to refuse” will see their core players leave.
At this early stage of the transfer window, there won’t be enough activities, but interest in the pair is expected to ramp up later in the window.