Paper Talk: Conte orders Inter to rival Man Utd for Tottenham star

Date published: Wednesday 4th September 2019 8:20

Tottenham face a battle to keep a star man beyond January with Inter Milan ready to challenge Manchester United, while Maurizio Sarri wants to bring a Chelsea attacker to Juventus, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Inter Milan are preparing a January move for Christian Eriksen – if the Tottenham playmaker does not sign a new deal.

Eriksen was reportedly close to leaving Spurs this summer, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Juventus all pondering moves.

Eriksen’s current deal with Spurs expires next summer and the Denmark playmaker has repeatedly rejected offers from chairman Daniel Levy that would triple his current wages – meaning Spurs will either have to cash in in January or allow him to walk away as a free agent next summer.

And while the player had set his heart on a move to Real, a move elsewhere appears far more likely with Manchester United also mentioned as a January suitors in a report on Tuesday evening.

But according to the Daily Express, Inter Milan are emerging as serious contenders for his signature and claim Antonio Conte has set his heart on adding the Dane to an attack that already boasts two names familiar to the Premier League in Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

The paper says Inter will try to land the player on loan in January ahead of a permanent summer move and hope Conte’s brand of football at the San Siro will attract him over an approach from Manchester United.

Eriksen has addressed his attempts to leave Tottenham this summer, saying: “No it wasn’t wrong (to push) but it is football and you never know what happens and many things always come into play.

“I wish I could decide just as in the Football Manager game, but unfortunately I can’t.

“I have been involved for many years, where there have been many rumours every year. But it’s clear that it’s been a little more violent this year because my contract is about to expire.

“I know a lot of people are interested in where to play. That’s the way it is. This is how it is in a top club if you have done well. There will always be rumours.”


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