Arsenal plotting £50million raid of Sheffield United but want two players for it

Arsenal are plotting a £50 million raid of Sheffield United but they want two players from the steel city.

The Gunners are hoping to land both goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and midfielder Sanger Berge with the promise of Premier League football.

The Blades currently find themselves in the Championship having finished bottom of the top flight last season but will not be letting their star men leave on the cheap; £50 million may not be enough.

Furthermore, new manager Slavisa Jokanovic, who has two promotions to the Premier League on his CV with Watford and Fulham, has spoken about his desire to keep both Berge and Ramsdale in South Yorkshire.

"If you ask me if I will sell, no," he said when asked on the futures of the duo.

"I am happy with their professionalism.

"I will be hurt if they leave my team. I understand this possibility exists but I hope that will not happen."

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The Sheffield Star claim that Mikel Arteta has renewed his interest in Ramsdale with the Gunners desperate to sign a keeper.

The report states although Arsenal have no intention of meeting the £40m valuation United have placed on Ramsdale, they remain determined to secure his services before the end of the transfer window.

With Berge now thought to be back on The Gunners radar, Arteta’s employers could attempt to broker a compromise by offering to sign both players from United rather than just one.

Despite growing confidence amongst the Arsenal board that they can strike a deal for the pair, due to the promise of Premier League football, their initial offer of £50 million would still fall short of Sheffield United's valuation.

Berge has a £35 million release clause in his contract meaning the Blades would likely command a toal fee of £75 million to land both the 23-year-old and Ramsdale.

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