Inter Milan are plotting a January raid on Tottenham Hotspur to sign Christian Eriksen, according to a report by the Daily Express.
The Serie A club are now managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and they will swoop if Eriksen doesn’t sort out a new deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Danish playmaker Eriksen was involved in a summer-long saga involving his future. A deal couldn’t be done prior to the European transfer deadline on Monday, however, and he remains at Spurs.
With the player out of contract during the summer of 2020, Inter may try and make advances over a loan move, with a view to signing him permanently at the end of the season.
Conte has already raided the Premier League to sign Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez this summer, with Eriksen now firmly in the crosshairs ahead of a January bid.
Eriksen has featured in all four of Tottenham’s games so far. The £75,000-a-week (Spotrac) star has been offered a deal worth £200,000-a-week to stay in North London; although nothing has been signed as of yet.
Tottenham should do all they can to tie down Eriksen to a new long-term contract.
That is, of course, if the player wants to stay at the club. If that isn’t possible for one reason or another then they should be looking to cut their losses and offload him.
It might be something of a catastrophe if he leaves for nothing next summer so if they can recoup a small loan fee from Inter in January, that would certainly be better than nothing at all.
The whole situation with regards to Eriksen is nothing short of a mess.
One positive is that Eriksen turned in his best performance of the season against Arsenal on Sunday and he doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of not wanting to be at the club.
It will be interesting to see how this one pans out ahead of January.