Leicester City Cannot Afford To Sign Inter’s Christian Eriksen Due To Wages, Italian Journalist Claims
Leicester City have given up hope of signing Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to a report from a leading Italian journalist today.
The Foxes have been linked with signing the Denmark international this week and are one of several Premier League clubs rumoured to be interested.
This season Eriksen has failed to make any goal contributions in 14 appearances in all competitions for Inter and he is widely expected to leave.
In his latest editorial for Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Enzo Bucchioni provided an update on the 28-year-old’s future with 10 days remaining before the end of the transfer window.
“Tottenham are still interested while Leicester have given up on any possibility of the Dane signing because he’s out of their budget range,” he wrote.
Bucchioni has also claimed that Eriksen could leave as part of a swap deal with his former club Spurs’s north London rivals.
“There is a possibility of reaching an agreement with Arsenal that would see Lucas Torreira, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid but struggling for game time, exchanged on loan with Eriksen,” he reported.
“Torreira is not exactly the same as Stefano Sensi, but the two could be seen as similar.”
Bucchioni also pointed out that without selling Eriksen, it will be difficult for Inter to acquire Atalanta captain Papu Gomez, who they have been heavily linked with signing for the past few weeks.
“It seems unlikely that Atalanta will be convinced to sell Gomez to a competitor in the Champions League fight and even more difficult for Inter to invest €10 million in a 32-year-old, unless they can sell Eriksen.”