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Juventus consider move for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen 

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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.

Tottenham line up summer move for Ajax star Donny van de Beek

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Tottenham Hotspur are plotting to sign Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek this summer as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

Van de Beek scored for Ajax against Spurs in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final last week but has been impressive for the Dutch side all season.

The Mirror speculate that Spurs could see him as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, should he leave the club this summer. The Dane has one year left on his deal and has yet to sign a new one, so the club could decide to cash in this summer, rather than risk him leaving for nothing in 2020. Real Madrid are widely rumoured to be interested in signing him.

Spurs have been quoted a price of £45 million for van de Beek, 22, which is well within their price range.

However, they are likely to face stiff competition for van de Beek. Scouts from top European clubs have descended on Amsterdam this season, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Of course, it isn’t certain that van de Beek will want to leave Ajax. He is a product of their youth system and may want to stay on, especially if they reach the final or even win the Champions League this season.

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen verbally agrees to join Real Madrid – reports

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Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain. 

Spanish newspaper AS has reported that Eriksen, 27, has said he will join the club, but it is understood that Madrid have yet to agree terms with Spurs for the Denmark captain.

Talks over a deal have opened but are expected to be complex and drawn out – Madrid have dealt with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy before with the transfers of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale and know he drives a hard bargain.

Eriksen’s deal at Spurs expires in June 2020. While there are talks about a new deal he is yet to sign. If Spurs think that there is no realistic chance he will put pen to paper then there is a greater chance they will sell this summer, rather than lose him for nothing next year.

Being part of Zinedine Zidane’s side will be a temptation and Madrid would offer a significant increase on his Spurs wage.

Madrid will have to pay a hefty fee for Eriksen. Reports have speculated £60 million – as he is in the last year of his deal – but others have said Levy may want £100 million to part with one of his stars.

Other clubs will be watching these negotiations. Metro reports Manchester United are also interested in signing Eriksen and could come in with a bid. Although Spurs will not want to sell to a Premier League rival.

Real Madrid keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer

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Real Madrid are monitoring the contract situation of Christian Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a potential bid for the influential midfielder in the summer. 

Eriksen, 27, is about to enter the final year of his deal at Spurs, with little sign that he will sign a new contract any time soon. If that is the case, the club is likely to want to sell him this summer, rather than lose him for nothing in 2020.

If that is the case, there will be no shortage of suitors for the Danish International. Real Madrid have been linked with a bid for some time and are expected to have a major overhaul of playing staff over the summer. Eriksen would seem to fit the bill as an attacking midfielder, although whether they bid for him may depend on whether they bid for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard or not. Real have long been linked with Hazard as well and he is expected to be a target in the summer.

Doubtless other top clubs around Europe would be interested too. Spurs may also prefer to sell Eriksen to a European club, rather than a direct rival in the Premier League.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would not let Eriksen leave on the cheap – he is famed for driving a hard bargain – so it would likely take a bid of £75 million at least to tempt the club into selling.

Eriksen joined Spurs in 2013 from Ajax, and since then has made 198 Premier League appearances, scoring 46 goals.

Barcelona step up efforts to re-sign Neymar from Paris St-Germain

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Barcelona are pushing forward with their effort to re-sign Brazilian star Neymar from Paris St-Germain this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Neymar, 26, left Barca in the summer of 2017 for the French capital in a world record deal worth £198 million, partly because he wanted to emerge from Lionel Messi’s shadow and push his own Ballon d’Or claims.

However, there have been persistent rumours for the past year or so that Neymar is unhappy at PSG – despite performing well on the pitch – and wants a return to Spain. Real Madrid were thought to be interested, but they appear to have focused their attention on the Premier League duo of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur instead.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have emerged as a potential destination, despite the controversial nature of his transfer, and they have been said to have made initial contact about a move.

Indeed, Messi has recently said he would welcome Neymar back to the club, and he apparently is still popular in the dressing room.

Back in November, Barca representative Andre Cury met with Neymar’s father and agent in London to discuss a potential move. Catalunya Radio has reported that Cury has met with Neymar and his team again, this time in Brazil during La Liga’s winter break. Super-agent Pini Zahavi – who helped organise Neymar’s move to PSG – and Alvaro Costa, the son of Barca’s player liaison officer Pepe Costa, were also said to be there.

Whether PSG will want to sell is another matter. They are still under investigation by UEFA for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations and, if found guilty, could have to sell one of Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to balance the books.

If a deal were to be done, PSG would want to at least recoup their £198 million outlay if not more, given that the player is approaching his peak years.