Christian Eriksen’s Agent Flies to Milan to Hold Transfer Talks With Inter Directors

​Christian Eriksen’s agent is set to meet Inter directors in Milan on Friday as talks progress over a January departure from Tottenham Hotspur.

The Danish international has repeatedly turned down the offer of a contract extension in north London with his current deal set to expire in the summer, prompting sides across Europe to battle to secure his signature this window.

Equally, there was a possibility that he could run down his Spurs deal and leave the club for free at the end of the season. However, ​Tottenham have always been keen to recoup a transfer fee for his services, thus a January move has become more likely.

It seems as though ​Inter are the side closing in on doing so, after it was revealed by ​Fabrizio Romano that Eriksen’s agent was flying to Milan on Friday where he will have face-to-face talks with the Inter hierarchy over a potential switch.

The Serie A leaders ​had initially hoped to sign Eriksen in the summer, but instead are willing to offer the 27-year-old a contract now and pay Spurs a fee, believed to be £20m, to fend off the interest of rumoured suitors Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The Red Devils had wanted to sign a number ten during the last window, but failed to secure a target despite ​Eriksen’s desperation to depart José Mourinho’s side. As the ​Evening Standard report, they pushed to secure his signature but ultimately accepted that the Dane preferred a move abroad and have now moved onto other targets.

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Inter themselves have ​been coy on the move, with the CEO of the club, Giuseppe Marotta, dismissing speculation that they had won the race to sign him, saying: “Eriksen? It’s not a done deal, and we’re not in contact with Tottenham. He’s a fantastic player, and there are many clubs in talks to sign Eriksen because he’ll be a free agent. I can just say he’s an interesting player.”

However, that appears to have been a smokescreen for their actual intentions, as they look to steal a march on their European rivals. While no deal is as of yet confirmed, it would take a significant breakdown in negotiations to prevent the move going through. The midfielder has expressed his desire for a a new challenge, as well as a change in culture and lifestyle, with Inter offering that opportunity in Milan.

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