A fresh report this morning from French outlet Jeunes Footeux has claimed both Chelsea and Liverpool could bid for Sander Berge in the January window.

Berge was a wanted man all summer and had interest from the likes of Club Brugge. Indeed, Chelsea were also said to have opened some dialogue about signing Berge as well. However, in the end, United resisted the temptation to sell and kept Berge.

Since then, Berge has missed another chunk of the season through injury. He is expected to return to the line up when United host Huddersfield Town today.

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But with the January window just around the corner now, Jeunes Footeux are reporting that Chelsea and Liverpool could reignited their interest in Berge. They quote a price from Transfermarkt of around £14m. That sort of figure is unlikely to be enough to turn the Blades board’s heads.

United face a tricky period in January. Interest in Berge has been expected all along while the club face a tough prospect when trying to keep hold of Iliman Ndiaye. The Senegal forward’s stock is high after playing in the World Cup.

Both Ndiaye and Berge have contracts until 2024. It remains to be seen if either have a standard year option for United to trigger.

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We have been waiting for the first mention of Berge and a Premier League club and alas, we have it.

Chelsea and Liverpool have been watching Sander for some time now so it’s no surprise it’s those two who are mentioned as well. Whether or not either makes an actual bid though, remains to be seen.

Berge has once again been injured. It’s a second big injury since he signed. That in itself could put clubs off paying big money. Certainly, United shouldn’t be accepting that £14-16m mentioned here.

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