Inter will not let Christian Eriksen leave on loan in January unless the other club agrees to pay his wages in full, according to a Danish media report today.

As per Ekstrabladet, Eriksen’s bumper salary – widely thought to be €7.5 million per year after tax – represents an obstacle to any sort of transfer away from Inter, where things have not gone to plan for the midfielder since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur last January.

The report argues it makes sense for Inter to hold on to Eriksen until the end of the season, at which point chief executive Beppe Marotta could try to sell him permanently, if the financial landscape post-COVID-19 has improved by that stage.

Denmark national team coach Kasper Hjulmand was contacted by the publication for a comment on Eriksen’s match-winning performance in last night’s Derby della Madonnina, where he scored a stoppage-time winner to defeat AC Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, but declined to speak.

Eriksen has been linked with a whole array of clubs with the most recent offer for him reportedly having come from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

He has now scored one goal in 15 appearances this season and has also drawn links to Arsenal, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain among others.