Christian Eriksen is heading back to Tottenham, with the deal not costing Daniel Levy a penny, while Chelsea’s interest in an explosive Belgian striker has been revealed, according to Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN SET FOR TOTTENHAM RETURN
Tottenham have reportedly opened talks with Inter Milan over a deal to bring Christian Eriksen back to the club. And according to reports in Italy, Spurs could bring the Dane back without spending 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.
As per Calciomercato, the player has ‘not found the feeling’ to life at Inter.
They state Inter are actively looking to offload Eriksen as a result. Discussions with PSG have taken place, but they look unlikely to sign him.
Instead, it’s claimed talks have been held with Tottenham and the Italian outlet reports ‘something could happen’ in the winter window.
Indeed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Inter’s finances are tight. Instead, they will consider a swap deal with Spurs with Danny Rose and Dele Alli the two players on offer in a straight swap.
Under the headline, ‘Eriksen poised: sensational return, exchange hypothesis’, Calciomercato states a three-way exchange is being discussed.
Both Dele and Rose are out of favour under Mourinho and it would be no surprise to see them leave. The fact Spurs could get Eriksen back in return could be a situation that suits all parties.
Eriksen coy on Tottenham return
Speaking in September, the midfielder appeared willing to roll up his sleeves.
“I am used to always being a starter, while now I’m in a new situation,” he admitted. “I have to work my way out of it and only then look back and see if I was right or wrong.
“You have to take everything as it comes. I feel I have done my part and overall, I was happy with the choice I made to come to Inter and I still am.”
Eriksen reportedly fancies a January move to PSG. However, reports claim he could be persuaded to return to Spurs were that to be the most viable option.
CHELSEA MADE LATE BID FOR JEREMY DOKU
Chelsea almost agreed a late deal to beat Rennes to the signing of Jeremy Doku this summer, claims the Belgian striker’s father. (Gazet van Antwerpen)
Liverpool are looking to sign Valencia’s teenage midfielder Yunus Musah in the January transfer window. (Don Balon)
Joan Laporta has a deal in place to sign David Alaba in January if re-elected Barcelona’s president. (RAC1)
Barcelona are exploring a shock swoop for €40m-rated Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. (Don Balon)
AC Milan will soon submit a bid worth €25m for RB Salzburg midfielder and Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
LEICESTER HOPE FOR THAUVIN DEAL
Florian Thauvin is attracting interest from Leicester City, AC Milan and Napoli and could leave in January. His deal at Marseille expires in summer 2021. (Le 10 Sport)
Juventus have edged ahead of Inter Milan in the race to sign Chelsea outcast Emerson Palmieri. (Calciomercato)
Lazio ‘face Serie A exclusion’ if an FIGC investigation finds them guilty of serious coronavirus breaches. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Zinedine Zidane has “no doubt” Sergio Ramos will stay on at Real Madrid after the defender hit the 100-goal milestone. (AS)
Bayern Munich were in talks to sign Erling Haaland several times prior to his move to Borussia Dortmund. (SportBild)
Mattia De Sciglio feels a little deflated by Juventus’ decision to loan him out and says he could have “carved out a role this season”. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Neymar is on the verge of committing to a longer deal at Paris Saint-Germain. (Foot Mercato)
Luis Muriel admits Atalanta struggled against Liverpool, but vowed to bounce back and ‘not lose their smile’ after the 5-0 hammering. (Sky Italia)
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is unhappy with Christian Eriksen and is willing to sell the Dane to PSG. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Dynamo Kiev boss Mircea Lucescu does not believe Barcelona are at the level to win this season’s Champions League ahead of their clash on Wednesday. (Marca)
Barcelona’s 17-year-old attacking midfielder Pedri has been set an exit clause at €400m, which is £360m. (Goal)