Euro Paper Talk: Eriksen set for Arsenal as Inter plot controversial swap

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Christian Eriksen has been offered to Arsenal with a surprise Gunners star set to join Inter Milan in a surprise swap deal, West Ham want two Real Madrid stars, while Man Utd are looking to bring a former winger back to the club, according to Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk.



Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan in January – and it won’t cost them a penny!

Eriksen departed north London last January as Spurs’ efforts to tie him to a new deal failed. With time ticking away on his contract, Eriksen was allowed to join Inter for a fee of €20m.

The move to Serie A, however, has not worked out as planned. Eriksen has struggled to adapt to the tactical demands of Antonio Conte. The Italian’s favoured 3-4-3 formation even looks to have stifled Eriksen’s game.

With not one goal or assist this season, Inter are now willing to let the player leave in January.

A bid to send him back to Tottenham appears to have failed after Daniel Levy rejected the offer.

However, the Dane could find a new controversial home in Arsenal – with Inter asking to take Granit Xhaka in a straight swap deal.

That’s according to Il Corriere dello Sport, who claim the highly-contentious swap deal could go through.

They claim Arsenal are keen to make the move happen – with Eriksen providing the instant creativity their side has lacked. It would also give them an instant replacement for Mesut Ozil.


Xhaka, meanwhile, has rescued his Arsenal career over the past year and earned a fan in Arteta.

But it’s claimed he could easily be sacrificed with the Gunners well stocked for tough-tackling midfielders. Both Thomas Partey and the rejuvenated Mohamed Elneny offer Arteta what he needs in that department.

It’s claimed Inter could also ask Man Utd about swapping Eriksen for Fred or Nemanja Matic.

But for now, il Corriere reckon a deal with Arsenal looks the most likely option.


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Manchester United are keen to re-sign Adnan Januzaj from Real Sociedad. The winger has a €35m exit clause but could leave for around €25m in January. (Don Balon)

Real Madrid have set their sights on signing Jack Grealish, with Zinedine Zidane claiming the Aston Villa star is the ‘jewell of the Premier League’. (Defensa Central)

Liverpool are considering a January swoop for Samuel Umtiti after Barcelona admitted the defender can leave in January. (Don Balon)

Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri insists he has “no regrets” about his decision to leave Serie A and sign for Leeds in 2014. (Sky Italia)

Lazio will target Lille’s Yusuf Yazici as a replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if the Serbian leaves in the future. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are ready to firm up plans to sign Antonio Rudiger on loan in January – but only if they miss out on Eric Garcia. (AS)



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West Ham have contacted Real Madrid to express their interest in signing either Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz in January. (Defensa Central)

Lionel Messi will be paid a loyalty bonus of €30m at the end of the season, even if he decides not to renew his contract at Barcelona. (Deportes Cuatro)

Manchester United and Arsenal remain keen on signing Ousmane Dembele, who has 18 months left on his contract at Barcelona. (Sport)

Martin Braithwaite insists he is ignoring speculation claiming he will leave Barcelona in January and says his only focus is on playing football. (Sport)

Georginio Wijnaldum will be offered the chance to sign for Inter Milan this summer as the race for the Liverpool star hots up. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona’s teenage sensation Pedri has revealed Real Madrid opted against signing him as a youngster. (Marca)



Saint-Etienne are considering a January move for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani. (L’Equipe)

RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch admits he expects to lose Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai in the winter transfer window. (Index)

PSG will make a bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. The 34-year-old is free to negotiate with other clubs from 1 January. (AS)

Barcelona are willing to sell four players in January, with Junior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti, Matheus Fernandes and Martin Braithwaite up for sale. (Sport)

Hertha Berlin’s sporting director says loanee Matteo Guendouzi has “enriched” the club, but “nobody can say” what Arsenal are planning for him. (Kicker)

Gervinho says he will decide his future at the end of the season, despite being happy at Parma. (Gazzetta dello Sport)