Manchester United have dropped their pursuit of Christian Eriksen, according to a BBC journalist.
Eriksen has just one year left on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, and United were reportedly considering a swoop.
Spurs dropped Eriksen’s asking price to £60m for English clubs in an effort to attract bids before the transfer deadline, with United considering him as a cheaper alternative to Paulo Dybala.
However, those links appear to have been short-lived, as BBC Sport’s Simon Stone claims that the playmaker would prefer a move to Spain.
Man Utd have called a halt to talks over potential transfer of Christian Eriksen because they think if he does leave Spurs, he would prefer move to Spain. Utd still in talks with other targets, although so close to deadline, chances of getting any deals done is not high.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 7, 2019
Eriksen has also been suggested as a target for Real Madrid, with foreign clubs only being asked to pay £50m for the Danish international.
Sources in Spain, however, are not so confident that Eriksen will end up in La Liga, with AS claiming that he has accepted personal terms for a five-year contract with United, and that the two clubs are set to agree a fee, possibly by the end of Wednesday.
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