As we near the January transfer window, the situation surrounding Christian Eriksen at Tottenham is going to become more and more unbearable.

Already annoying, the fact his contract runs out in the summer makes him a great target for many sides in the next few months, including Real Madrid.

You already know all this unless you’ve been living under a rock, and you’ll also probably be aware that neither Zinedine Zidane nor Florentino Pérez see the Dane as their first choice.

AS on Monday explain once again the club’s president ‘only thinks’ about the idea of signing Kylian Mbappé from Paris Saint-Germain, and ‘doesn’t want to waste time or money in January’, unless Paul Pogba becomes available, and that would only be to placate his manager.

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Names such as Eriksen’s or that of Donny Van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes keep popping up, and the Spanish newspaper explain that for any move to be made, whether it be for the Tottenham player or the others, someone currently at Real Madrid would need to be sold to free up space in the squad.

The likeliest suspects are Isco (who is reportedly wanted by Arsenal and Manchester City), Mariano Díaz and his namesake, Brahim.

While Madrid ‘aren’t optimistic’ about being to convince the last two to leave, the former Málaga man could be the answer if he finds a landing spot.

Should that happen, then maybe Eriksen will be considered, but if Isco doesn’t find an exit in January, Spain’s capital will not be the Denmark international’s next destination.

The inevitable Isco/Eriksen swap claims can’t be far away.