Fulham hold talks with Sheffield United over Sander Berge

Fulham have reached out to Sheffield United over a possible deal to sign midfielder Sander Berge, 90min understands.

The Cottagers spent big to back Marco Silva during the last summer transfer window and, with the team mounting a surprise challenge for European football, there are plans to try and bolster further before the closure of the transfer window.

90min has been told that midfield has been identified as a key area for improvement this month and sources have confirmed that Berge is among their targets.

Fulham have reached out over a deal worth around £20m for the 24-year-old Norway international, who has entered the final 18 months of his contract.

While Sheffield United are reluctant to lose Berge, their situation is complicated by their current transfer embargo, which was slapped down on the club earlier this month after they defaulted on a transfer payment for an unspecified player.

As a result, the Blades may be forced to do business this month and Fulham are keen to take advantage of that with a move for Berge.

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Berge joined Sheffield United in January 2020 and made 29 appearances in the Premier League across 18 months, many of which were lost to a hamstring injury.

Relegated at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, Berge had been expected to leave Brammall Lane but instead followed his side into the Championship, where he has racked up nine goals and six assists in 50 appearances since then.

Fulham have also spoken with Torino over Serbia international Sasa Lukic who, like Berge, has entered the final 18 months of his contract.

Source : 90min