A struggling Inter Milan star is set to snub a move to Manchester United in the hope of joining PSG, while Gareth Bale has made a surprising U-turn over the chance to remain at Tottenham, according to Tuesday’s transfer gossip.
ERIKSEN SET TO SNUB UNITED
The former Tottenham playmaker has struggled to establish himself since moving to the San Siro last January, with the Serie A giants ready to cut their losses just 12 months on.
After an hour-long struggle against Cagliari, Inter boss Angtonio Conte said ‘some players can leave’. That sparked United’s interest, particularly given the continuing doubts over Paul Pogba’s future and Donny van de Beek’s struggles to adapt to English football.
But, as reported by the Daily Star, Eriksen is likely to rebuff interest from the Red Devils and hold out for a move to PSG.
Inter have offered him out to clubs across Europe and are hoping for a £27m fee, rather than a swap deal or loan with an option to buy.
The report adds that sources close to Eriksen claim he is not keen on a return to English football, particularly since his reputation has been damaged in Italy.
The 28-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal, ended a six-and-a-half year spell at Tottenham in January 2020. But he has scored just four goals across 37 appearances in all competitions for Inter.
The 103-cap Denmark international was given a rare start at the weekend but was hauled off before the hour mark with his side 1-0 down. Inter wnt on to win 3-1 with Eriksen watching on from the bench.
His exit now seems inevitable, although Eriksen’s next destination is far from settled heading into the new year.
BALE KEEN ON REAL SWANSONG
Gareth Bale is keen to return to parent club Real Madrid for a swansong season when his loan at Tottenham ends. (Daily Mail)
Granit Xhaka is facing a fight to save his Arsenal career after the club fired a stark warning over growing indiscipline on Monday. (Daily Mail)
Promoted clubs who breach the Championship’s new salary cap on their way up will be hit with Premier League points deductions. (Daily Mail)
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has questioned Paulo Dybala’s recent claims about his future, by insisting the club have in fact made him a bumper new contract offer. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal plan to loan out defender William Saliba once the January transfer window opens. (Daily Express)
Liverpool want to sign Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij in January. (Daily Express)
WEST HAM WANT LYON SKIPPER FOR FREE
West Ham can get Lyon skipper Marcelo for free next summer – after almost landing him for £20m in January. (The Sun)
Premier League clubs will vote to introduce concussion substitutes from the start of next month. (The Sun)
Mesut Ozil is reportedly open to a switch to the MLS when his current Arsenal deal runs out. (The Sun)
Juventus outcast Sami Khedira has revealed he has talked to Carlo Ancelotti about signing for Everton. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are reportedly looking to land Stade Reims star Boulaye Dia in a bid to solve their goal crisis. (The Sun)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Bayern Munich are still keen on signing Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (ESPN)
Everton are confident of keeping English left-back Thierry Small despite the 16-year-old being linked with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus. (Liverpool Echo)
Southampton are keen to sign Manchester United and England U21 full-back Brandon Williams on loan next month. (Daily Telegraph)
Celtic are closing in on a bumper contract extension for shock new No1 Conor Hazard. (Scottish Sun)
Brazil icon Rivaldo reckons Ianis Hagi could quit Rangers. (Scottish Sun)