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Report: Real Madrid reach ‘verbal agreement’ over Christian Eriksen transfer

Real Madrid have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ regarding the signing of Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, according to reports in Spain.

The Spanish giants have held a long-standing interest in the 27-year-old, with the Danish playmaker having been identified as a top target as boss Zinedine Zidane plots his summer overhaul.

Eriksen has so far refused to sign a new deal at Tottenham, with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also reportedly keen on taking him to Old Trafford.

According to AS, United’s hopes have been dealt a blow with the news the La Liga side have been in talks with Eriksen’s representatives, with the two parties having agreed terms on a deal to take the midfielder to the Bernabeu.

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Despite the agreement, it is likely to take a significant fee for Spurs to part with Eriksen, with chairman Daniel Levy holding a reputation as a tough negotiator.

Real have previous in negotiating with Levy, with the signings of Luka Modric in 2012 and Gareth Bale in 2013 proving complicated affairs.

The Spanish giants also approached Spurs regarding manager Mauricio Pochettino following Zidane’s resignation last season, attempts which were rebuffed by the North London side.

Zidane has since returned as manager and is likely to be heavily backed in the summer window, with Los Blancos being linked with moves for Eriksen, Chelsea‘s Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

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