Inter Milan have learned just what it will take to sign Christian Eriksen next summer after reportedly meeting the Denmark star’s representatives.
A report from FCInterNews.it claim that the midfielder’s agent has been in contact with the Serie A side recently to sound out a possible summer transfer.
Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta met with Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots in the past few days in Milan in order to declare the club’s interest in Eriksen.
As per the report, the 27-year-old playmaker is looking a four-year contract with an annual salary of €10million, which equates to a deal which could more than double his €4.5million salary with Spurs.
The source claims the meeting was a positive one between Marotta and Schoots and Inter are hopeful of getting ahead in the race to sign Eriksen on a free transfer next July.
However, while Shroots was meeting Inter, Jose Mourinho has confirmed he has spoken to Eriksen after the weekend’s win over West Ham in which Eriksen was a substitute.
Mourinho gave Eriksen a 10-minute run-out in his first game in charge after before hand suggesting he wanted to “understand what is in Christian’s mind”.
The Portuguese boss said in his Champions League press conference ahead of Tuesday’s home date with Olympiacos that he has met with Eriksen, who is fully committed to the club.
Mourinho said: “Yeah, I’ve spoken with him. Obviously I’m not going to tell you our conversation, only me and him we know what we spoke about and Amazon because I’m always connected with the cables. They listen to everything I say and do.
“The important thing is that he’s committed with us so let’s not talk about his future, let’s not talk about what is going to happen. Is he leaving? Is he staying? Let’s talk about his commitment for the club and for his colleagues and for the project and he’s with us.
“My decisions about starting him or not starting, selecting or not select, will be based on a perspective of a future. I cannot hide that. We have a present and in football we have to focus on the present, in this case the game tomorrow, but it’s a club where you have to think about the future.
“These important decisions obviously they have an influence on my decisions as a head coach, but the important thing is that Christian staying or leaving, he’s that type of guy who easily I could understand. Proper guy, loves the club, loves his colleagues, amazing colleague in the dressing room. So it doesn’t matter what, he’s one of us until the last day.”