Arsenal and Everton are leading the race to sign Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge during the summer transfer window.
The Norwegian has missed most of the season with a hamstring injury, but he is still valued by multiple Premier League clubs.
According to Sky Sports News, Berge’s release clause has reduced from £45m to £35m with the Blades’ relegation from the top-flight.
The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the midfielder, but they could face fierce competition from the Toffees.
Mikel Arteta‘s side appear set to miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years, and there could be a summer overhaul.
The Gunners will be aiming to utilise the funds recouped for new signings, and Berge could be among their top targets.
Berge recently returned to action for the Blades in a 4-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.