Christian Eriksen is still determined to leave Tottenham despite the arrival of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager.
The Danish international has entered the final year of his contact and will be free to negotiate with foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement next month, having been strongly linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United during the past summer.
The club’s hierarchy had hoped that the arrival of Mourinho could help persuade Eriksen to extend his stay, with fellow out-of-contract stars Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen believed to now be more open to negotiations regarding new deals.
However, according to the Telegraph, the change in manager has done little to alter Eriksen’s decision to leave the club and Mourinho will plan for the future without the inclusion of the 27-year-old in his plans.
The uncertainty over his future has seen Eriksen fail to start in any of Mourinho’s three fixtures in charge so far, whilst he was an unused substitute for the win over Bournemouth last weekend.
Spurs could now look to sell Eriksen in the Janaury transfer window to avoid losing the player on a free transfer in six months time, however, clubs may be unwilling to part with a significant fee for a player they know they can sign for nothing next summer.
Juventus are believed to remain interested, whilst Inter Milan are also reported to have expressed an interest in taking Eriksen to Serie A.