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. Antonio Conte’s side will now wait to sign the Dane this month.
And, according to The Guardian, Inter chiefs met with Eriksen’s agent, Martin Schoots, on Friday to offer a sizeable contract which the club hope will 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.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Spurs will be willing to part with the Danish international for a fee of €20m, which they deem a fair valuation given the length of his contract remaining. Inter, like other clubs interested in signing the midfielder, are hesitant of paying a £25million fee for him this month when he will be free in six months.
Also, French champions Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested in the Dane, and will also meet Schoots in the coming days to discuss his availability.
Eriksen announced earlier this summer after Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool that he wants to leave Spurs and try a new challenge. His announcement attracted interest from top European clubs like Paris-Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid.
He said: “I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new,’
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.”
It remains to be seen whether Spurs will allow Eriksen to go this transfer window as the squad has been blighted by injury problems. Striker Harry Kane will be out for around three months after undergoing surgery to a hamstring problem. While Moussa Sissoko has had surgery on a knee injury and young midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is also out with a hip injury.