Sheffield United had a busy summer after returning to the Premier League last season, with Chris Wilder adding to his squad for a year in the top flight.
Ten new players arrived at Bramall Lane, as the Blades spent £42m to try and ensure survival this season.
One player who didn’t arrive at the club was Sander Berge, however, and Het Laaste Nieuws have explained why that’s the case.
The newspaper says Sheffield United were the only club to make a concrete offer for Berge this summer and their bid was close to Genk’s asking price.
The Belgian club wanted €25m for their man, and that had pushed teams away, so presumably, Sheffield United’s bid was in that ballpark.
Either way, Berge made it clear he wasn’t interested in the move, with HLN saying he didn’t want to listen to any potential proposal.
That shut Sheffield United’s interest down and since then, the midfielder hasn’t had any other others.
United, meanwhile, have had a strong start to their campaign, picking up four points from their first two games in the Premier League and seemingly aren’t too upset they missed out on Berge.