Tottenham are concerned they will be unable to persuade Christian Eriksen to stay at the club, despite the offer of a new £200,000-a-week deal.
The Danish playmaker has entered the final year of his contract at the club, with the 27-year-old having been linked with moves throughout the summer to the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have not given up hope of persuading the midfielder to stay, and Spurs are said to be preparing a new contract offer that would more than double Eriksen’s current £80,000-a-week deal.
Earlier this summer, Eriksen admitted he wants to try ‘something new’ and according to the Daily Mail, Spurs are fearful the midfielder may still choose to leave the club to fulfil his ambition of playing for one of Europe’s leading sides.
Eriksen has given no indication he is ready to sign a new deal in North London, with Spurs facing a dilemma over whether to sell the player now or risk losing him for nothing next summer.
The European transfer window remains open until early September, though his exit would be a major blow to last season’s Champions League finalists.