Manchester United are apparently considering a late move for Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The Denmark international has already admitted that he wants to try something new this summer, and has seen his contract with the North London club enter it’s final 12 months.
It was thought that Real Madrid were keen on signing the 27-year-old, but so far, no move has come to fruition from the 13-time European champions, with Los Blancos focussing on offloading players like Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.
Now, according to ESPN today, a report which is being supported by a number of other well-respected media outlets, Manchester United are ‘pursuing a deal’ to sign the Spurs midfielder before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Premier League clubs have until 5pm BST on August 8th to complete any signings, and with Spurs yet to have received an offer for their wantaway star, it is claimed that United are trying to secure a deal, with Daniel Levy not wanting to lose a valuable asset for free next summer.
The Telegraph reported on Monday afternoon that Spurs are ‘braced’ for offers of less than £50 million from European clubs, with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Juventus also having been linked.
It was claimed earlier this summer that Spurs value Eriksen at £130m, and while Levy is thought to prefer selling Eriksen abroad, United are hoping they can come to an agreement in the final 48 hours of the transfer window, although ESPN’s report does add that the Red Devils accept that a deal will be ‘difficult to pull off’.
Spurs have already shown an interest in signing a replacement for Eriksen, with Giovani Lo Celso and Bruno Fernandes having been linked, with the latter also being linked with a move to Old Trafford.