Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy hints at Eriksen sale in January

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has hinted that the club might sell midfielder Christian Eriksen to a Premier League rival in January.

The 27-year-old will be out of contact in the summer and has rejected several contract offers from the club. Also, he has not started any Premier League matches and has played few games under manager Jose Mourinho this season.

The Dane looks set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season and will be happy to join Manchester United. Eriksen is said to replace French midfielder Paul Pogba who has told the Red Devils that he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Eriksen can negotiate with foreign clubs from January 1 but the Spurs chief has said the club is not scared of letting the former Ajax midfielder join one of the club rivals in the January transfer window.

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.”

Speaking further, Levy said it is up to Belgium internationals Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, who deals end in the summer, to stay at the White Hart Lane.

Vertonghen, who like Eriksen joined the club from Ajax, is one of the club’s longest-serving players and is keen to discuss a new contract following the arrival of Mourinho.

Levy added: “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.”

  

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