Eriksen has expressed his unwillingness to commit his future to the North London club with his current deal set to expire in the summer, prompting sides across Europe to battle for his signature this window. Real Madrid came close to securing his signature in the summer. Since then, Inter has emerged as Eriksen’s most likely destination and following weeks of speculation, the two clubs have finally agreed to a fee for the playmaker.
Inter chiefs had met with Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots earlier in the month to offer a sizeable contract which the club hope to tempt the Dane away from Spurs during the January transfer window. Inter are keen to secure the services of the midfielder this month and are prepared to offer Spurs £17million for their playmaker.
According to Alfredo Pedullá, Spurs have accepted a bid of €18m (£15.1m) for the player, with bonuses worth an additional €2m (£1.7m). This figure is considerable more than the £12.8m that Inter were reported to have raised their offer to a few days ago.
It was learned that the final price is understood to have come as a result of a lengthy conference call between the two clubs, with the ‘diplomatic work’ of Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots and a number of intermediaries proving key in the successful hammering out of a deal.
According to reports, the midfielder is set to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the Nerazzurri and he is expected to travel to Milan for his medical next Tuesday.
Eriksen will soon become the latest Premier League player to seal a move to Antonio Conte’s side with Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Victor Moses already arriving at San Siro in January.