Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed on the Last Word on Spurs podcast that Tottenham wanted to re-sign Inter Milan star, Christian Eriksen.
The Danish playmaker only signed for the Italian giants for a fee of £16.9 million back in January (BBC); penning a contract to stay with the Serie A club until 2024.
Eriksen scored four goals and claimed three assists during the second half of the season for Inter, helping them reach the Europa League Final.
Despite having only recently signed him, it has been claimed by various reports that Antonio Conte would allow him to leave this summer.
With that in mind, Tottenham did make a cheeky enquiry to Inter to try and take him back, although Romano has confirmed it was quickly declined.
He told the Last Word on Spurs podcast: “One of my sources told me that Tottenham have asked to take Eriksen back, but two hours later I spoke with Inter and they told me ‘there’s no chance to see him back at Tottenham’.
“This is not a possibility, but I think someone in the club was considering bringing him back again.
“Inter are saying that the player will stay, 100 per cent.”
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will be keen to further reinforce his squad ahead of the new season which kicks off next weekend.
Joe Hart, Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hojberg have been added so far but Mourinho would dearly like to bolster his attack.
Eriksen’s arrival might not have proved popular though, with many supporters feeling he burnt his bridges with the club when he opted not to sign a new contract.
That said, the man with 95 caps for his country certainly enjoyed a decent time of things at Spurs, scoring 69 goals and registering 89 assists in 305 appearances.
On the face of things, Eriksen would make a good signing, but in the eyes of the Tottenham faithful, his arrival might not have been most welcome.