Inter’s only remaining hope of offloading Christian Eriksen in January is with a move to the Premier League, a report in Italy explained tonight.
Eriksen was expected to leave during the transfer window after struggling for game time under Antonio Conte, but the midfielder’s agent Martin Schoots has yet to receive any serious interest.
As per CalcioMercato.com, Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho is open to Eriksen returning 12 months after he swapped England for Italy, but chairman Daniel Levy is less enthusiastic about the idea.
Levy is only prepared to sign Eriksen on a loan basis with Inter paying some of his wages, but the Nerazzurri have no interest in such an arrangement and are hoping another club will present a more appealing offer before the end of the month.
Another club that could come forward is Arsenal, who boast two players that could be suitable for Conte’s style of play, namely Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira.
The chances of Xhaka being allowed to leave are slim, however, because the Switzerland international is now playing regularly in north London after sorting his differences with head coach Mikel Arteta.
There was talk in Thursday’s newspapers about a potential loan exchange involving Eriksen and Torreira, who is currently on loan from Arsenal at Atletico Madrid, but the Uruguayan’s agent told reporters last night that Inter have not contacted him.