Real Betis are preparing to sign Genk midfielder and Norwegian international Sander Berge, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The 20-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Sevilla last summer but a report in Estadio Deportivo now states he has ‘moved up to the top of the agenda at Betis’.
The report states Betis are closing in on securing free transfers for Espanyol goalkeeper and Eibar midfielder Takashi Inui, leaving ‘a sizable’ transfer budget for contracted players.
Genk reportedly want in excess of €10m having signed the Norwegian from Valerenga from €2m in January 2017 and could ask for as much as €15m.
However, Los Verdiblancos are said to be willing to make an offer of instalments and add-on clauses which the Belgian club would be willing to accept.