Napoli worried Liverpool will offer more than €20m for midfielder

Date published: Monday 16th December 2019 12:30 - Joe Williams

Sander Berge Genk

Napoli are concerned that Liverpool could stump up more money for Genk midfielder Sander Berge, according to reports.

The highly-rated Norwegian midfielder looks set to leave the Belgian side next year with just 18 months left on his deal.

Following Fabinho’s injury in November, the Reds were reportedly ready to bring their interest in Berge forward.

Berge is also being tracked by Napoli and Chelsea, with Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claiming that Berge is a back-up option for Napoli in case they miss out on Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.

And the Serie A outfit are understood to be worried that Liverpool ‘could offer a higher figure’ than the €20million that Napoli are prepared to pay for Berge.

The newspaper hints that their efforts to sign Torreira has potentially come about because of Liverpool‘s interest in Berge, relegating the Norwegian to a back-up option.

Sofyan Amrabat, who is on loan at Hellas Verona from Club Brugge, is seen as Napoli’s third option if they fail in their negotiations to sign Torreira and Berge.

 

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