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Report: Man Utd plot swoop for Christian Eriksen in January

The front page of Gazzetta dello Sport drops a hint that Christian Eriksen could leave Tottenham to join Inter Milan.

These transfer links, however, are for next summer rather than January and Spurs would surely rather flog him now and get something in return.

Eriksen leaving White Hart Lane has been in the pipeline since the summer. Nothing materialised then but the saga has rumbled on into this season as an unwanted distraction for Mauricio Pochettino and his squad.

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Inter are trying to get Eriksen on a Bosman when his contract expires, although the same publication claims Manchester United are expected to try sign the playmaker this winter, as cited by 101 Great Goals.

A few days ago, Spanish outlet El Desmarque claimed United could offer Spurs €50 million for Eriksen in January,

At 27, Eriksen is experienced but still has plenty of time at the top of the game.

He has found himself on the substitutes’ bench in Spurs’ past two games after such a disappointing start to the season. Giovani Lo Celso, who arrived from Real Betis in the summer, has got the nod in the past two fixtures after returning from injury.

It would be naive to just put Eriksen’s lack of game time down to Pochettino going AWOL over a player not renewing terms with the club. Looking at the bigger picture his performances this season have been dismal, so it’s not all that encouraging to hear United could be plotting a move for an attack-minded midfielder who has given up on his current team.

The Dane has opened up while on international duty about why he is struggling on the pitch and what he needs to work on to get back to his best for Spurs.

“I feel 100 percent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me,” Eriksen told Danish publication BT. “There is not that big a difference, expect that I play a little less this year.

“I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract situation and the fact that I haven’t played as many matches.”

This one may be worth keeping an eye out for in January…

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