Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is to reject a move to Manchester United in January despite a cut-price offer being prepared by the Red Devils, according to a report.
Danish international Eriksen is out of contract in the summer and was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer after he admitted that he was thinking about finding a new challenge.
United have also been linked and were also reportedly in for him before the start of the season and, according to the Daily Star Sunday, the club will try again in the winter window.
Indeed, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy confirmed that he would be willing to negotiate with a Premier League rival, saying that he would not be “scared” to do so.
However, the newspaper says that while the Red Devils are preparing a £20m offer, Eriksen will reject such a proposal.
It is claimed that instead, the midfielder wants to try and forge himself a move to the likes of Madrid or Italian champions Juventus.
Levy reportedly wanted £80m for Eriksen’s services in the summer but would now accept £25m in the winter transfer window.
In addition, it is claimed that by snubbing United’s proposals in January, the fact that he will then have no price tag will mean there will be greater demand for Eriksen’s signature.
The Red Devils have been credited with interest in the Norwegian teenager for some time, with Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig among other clubs said to be keen.
Previous reports have said that super-agent Mino Raiola – who represents Haaland – wants £12m from any deal to take his client to United, which was said to make any negotiations more complex.
However, speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Solskjaer said he was happy to work with the agent – and others – in a bid to land new signings.