Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make another move for Sporting Lisbon’s attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January – possibly paving the way for Christian Eriksen’s departure.
Spurs were interested in Fernandes back in the summer but a deal couldn’t be agree with Sporting – allegedly because the club didn’t accept Spurs’ offer of £40 million plus another £18 million in performance related ads-ons.
However, with Eriksen seemingly edging towards the exit door – he is reportedly not happy and wants to leave – Spurs are looking to go back in for Fernandes as a direct replacement.
Fernandes has been in sparkling form for Sporting so far this season, with 7 goals and 5 assists from just 10 appearances. This is the sort of player who could fill the void should Eriksen leave.
Sporting want £65 million for the 25-year-old. Whether Spurs’ notoriously hard bargain driver chairman Daniel Levy will pay that much remains to be seen.
But a deal could mean that Eriksen is sold in January – meaning Spurs would at least get some transfer fee for him – with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich said to be interested in a deal.
Tottenham Hotspur are thinking about making another move to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January and are open to Christian Eriksen moving the other way as part of the deal.
Spurs wanted to sign Dybala in the summer but failed to agree a deal with the Italian champions.
However, Mauricio Pochettino remains interested in his fellow Argentine and could go back for him in January, according to Tuttosport in Italy.
The publication further claims that Spurs could be willing to let 27-year-old Eriksen move the other way.
Eriksen stayed publicly that he was looking for a new challenge in the summer after spending six years in north London. However, despite attracting interest from a number of top European clubs and Manchester United, no deal was forthcoming.
Eriksen is in the final year of his contract and could leave for nothing next summer. With little sign of the Dane signing a new deal – despite Spurs’ best efforts to tempt him – they may decide to cash in on him in January.
However, Spurs could face competition for Dybala. Paris St-Germain have been rumoured to be interested and could also return with a bid for the player who has been unsettled in Turin since the arrival of Christiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United are planning to make a cut-price bid for Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen in January, according to reports.
United were keen on signing him in the summer but a deal never materialised as it was clean that Eriksen was set on a move to Spain.
However, Eriksen’s preferred choice Real Madrid went for other options – such as Eden Hazard from Chelsea – and didn’t firm up their interest in him.
But it is thought that Eriksen was flattered by United’s interest so could be open to talks in the future.
Likewise, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a fan of the Dane who could provide the creative spark that has often been missing from United recently.
United could make a cut-price offer in January as Eriksen would be entering the final six months of his contract with Spurs. Spurs could then sell or risk losing him for nothing in the summer.
The Sun says United could come back in with a lower bid than the £70 million they were offering in the summer.
Spurs, for their part, still want Eriksen to sign a new deal. He is a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side and they will be loathed to lose him. However, if it becomes clear the 27-year-old wants to leave, they may decide to sell. But whether that would be to a Premier League rival remains to be seen.
Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are plotting a move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports.
It seems that Neymar is edging closer to a move back to Barcelona, although a deal is far from certain. It has been reported that the Catalan club has offered Ousmane Dembele on loan, Ivan Rakitic and £150 million for the Brazilian but that has been rejected by PSG’s bosses.
However, should the Neymar deal happen, PSG want to spend £90 million on Eriksen, Le Parisien has reported.
Eriksen has been a star for Spurs since he joined them six years ago, but this summer he has expressed a desire to find a new challenge. He has also consistently rejected any offer of a new deal at the North London club. Eriksen is out of contract next summer so could leave for nothing then, so Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy will be aware that this could be the final opportunity to cash in on the Dane.
Of course, if Spurs do sell, it will leave them without their most creative player and no opportunity to replace him until January, with the English transfer window having already closed.
With PSG stalling on any proposed move for Neymar, this is a transfer story that could go right to the wire – the French and Spanish transfer windows close on September 2.
Perennial Serie A champions Juventus are plotting to sign Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen on a free transfer next summer, according to reports.
Dane Eriksen, 27, has been the subject of much transfer speculation this summer as he has one year left on his Spurs contract and does not appear willing to sign a new deal.
While the English transfer window closed last week, it remains open in Europe for several weeks, so Eriksen could leave the club in the next few weeks. Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Juventus are all thought to be interested in a deal.
However, if Eriksen stays put in London at the end of this window, then Juve could play the long game and wait until he is out of contract and then sign him for nothing in June 2020. Eriksen could sign a pre-contract agreement from January.
This is a tried-and-tested tactic from the Turin-based side. In recent years they have signed Liverpool’s Emre Can, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and PSG’s Adrien Rabiot for nothing after their contracts expired.
But Spurs will be doing everything in their power to get Eriksen to stay. It has been reported they are offering him a £200,000 a week deal. His importance to Spurs was demonstrated at the weekend; they were 0-1 down to Aston Villa until Eriksen was introduced as a substitute, inspiring the team to score 3 in the final 15 minutes of the match.
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