Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to leave Tottenham Hotspur and has attracted interest from top European clubs like Paris-Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid. Inter Milan are the latest club to express desire in signing the playmaker.
It is understood that Eriksen is unwilling to commit his future to the club and is seeking to depart Spurs when his contract expires in June or before that. Antonio Conte’s side will now wait till summer to sign the Dane, who is out of contract at the end of this season. 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.
FutballNews learned that Conte is a big fan of the midfielder’s talents and Inter’s directors have already begun contacts with Eriksen’s agents, with a view to making that dream a reality. And according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs 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.
Conte would prefer to make immediate additions to his squad, as he looks to end Juventus’ run of eight successive Scudetto. The Nerazzurri are also looking to bring outcast Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal to San Siro this January.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho had previously said that the Dane has made up his mind to leave the club and he is not on his agenda but has worked his way back into Jose Mourinho’s plans, starting their last two games.
Also, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had hinted that the club might sell Eriksen to a Premier League rival in January.
Levy told the Evening Standard: “We are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals.
“My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it.
“It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham and we’ll see.
“I don’t want to comment on individual players too much. I actually think it is unfair. ‘Every circumstance is different. There may be a player who wants to stay, there may be a player we don’t want to stay.”