The appointment of Jose Mourinho has reportedly not changed the viewpoint of Christian Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur. According to The Telegraph, the Danish international is still insistent that he is ready for a new challenge and wants to leave Tottenham when his contract expires.
Tottenham, however, will undoubtedly be considering cashing in on him in January.
One other option appears to be a potential swap deal with Juventus, who are keen on his free transfer next summer.
Il Bianconero are reporting that Juventus could offer Adrien Rabiot in a straight swap for Eriksen.
Of course, Rabiot has long been linked with a move to Tottenham.
In January, it was reported by L’Equipe that Rabiot, whose contract at PSG was expiring, had rejected any approach from Tottenham. The report suggested Mauricio Pochettino had spoken to the player but Rabiot had zero interest in joining Spurs. ESPN later suggested Rabiot saw Tottenham as ‘below his level’.
However, the appointment of a big-name manager like Jose Mourinho must surely be of interest to the Frenchman.
As reported by the Express back in 2014, Mourinho wanted Rabiot at Chelsea in a potential £7 million deal. So it would seem that Mourinho would be keen on the player. With the Portuguese in tow, it is also hard to see how Rabiot, who has struggled in Turin, would see Tottenham as beneath him.
It certainly seems as though this potential swap deal could have legs.