Manchester United gear up for £100m transfer battle with Chelsea after major development

Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly look set to scrap it out for the transfer of Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international is yet to sign a new contract with Spurs, putting his future in real doubt going into the summer.

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And according to the Daily Express, it now looks set to be a two-way fight between United and Chelsea for Eriksen’s signature as Real Madrid seem to have cooled their interest in him.

Eriksen would be a dream signing for the Red Devils, particularly with Juan Mata another player nearing the end of his contract and perhaps being in need of replacing with a younger player anyway.

It’s previously been suggested by the Independent that Eriksen would cost around £100million, which is just about the going rate now for top attacking players.

The message from us is simple – if there’s a chance of getting him, even if it is for that kind of price, he’s an absolute must for us!

MUFC may look a great deal better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the need for a world class number ten player like that remains.

City have David Silva, Chelsea have Eden Hazard, even Arsenal have Mesut Ozil – United lag behind their rivals in that area and Eriksen would be a dream purchase, with a top performer like that rarely looking such a realistically available target.