Genk have received only one offer for Sander Berge and Sheffield United remain locked in talks, according to a report in Belgium.
The Genk midfielder, 21, was apparently seen being driven into Carrington on Tuesday morning as Manchester United plotted a move for the player. However, that news proved to be incorrect with the player in question instead believed to be a young goalkeeper.
The Evening Standard reporter James Robson, who broke the ‘story’, then deleted his original tweet, which claimed that Berge was the man in question after being “spotted” at United’s training ground, while The Sun changed their headline, with the accompanying picture to “mystery man arrives…”
Instead the truth, according to Belgian source HLN, is that only the Blades have bid for the imposing midfielder.
Talks are ongoing, but with all the talk surrounding the player Genk are probably looking to receive a bigger fee for the player, who is also admired at Liverpool.
Tuesday’s edition of HLN via Sports Witness has not suggested there has been a breakthrough for Chris Wilder, and suggests Sheff United’s €20m off was “swept off the table” by Genk.
Genk have only received an offer from Sheffield United for Sander Berge so far and talks are going on. #mufc
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) January 28, 2020
That again suggests that the Belgian side are looking for more money for the player, as well as chasing a loan back from the Berge until the end of the season.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer earlier claimed the club were no further forward on any transfers.
“I haven’t got any updates for you on transfers, I think it was a waste (of a question), I gave you the option.
“I haven’t got anything to say now, my mind is on the game.
“We’ve got players here that we’re working hard to get back as well and if there is something out there then the club is pursuing that and it’s difficult.
“I can’t remember how many good ones we’ve brought in and good deals in January.
“Henrik [Larsson] was good, Nemanja [Vidic] and Patrice [Evra], I’m talking about it’s hard, very hard, the clubs don’t want to lose their best players.”