On Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Inter were monitoring the Christian Eriksen situation, aware that a move to Real Madrid might not happen.

They explained the relationship between Tottenham and the La Liga giants had become a bit more strained after Mauro Pochettino’s comments before the Champions League final, which could benefit the Serie A side down the line.

Gazzetta dello Sport stick by this train of thought on Friday, revealing a bit more about Inter’s plans for the Denmark international.

Fresh off their second qualification for the Champions League in two years, the Serie A side can afford a ‘heavy investment’ on a player, perhaps even two if they manage to sell well (Mauro Icardi?).

Among those would be a creative midfielder, and following Eriksen’s comments of wanting a new experience, the Dane is on their radar.

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However, they are fully aware that Real Madrid are a far more enticing destination for the 27-year-old, and are (perhaps understandably) his preferred choice.

Daniel Levy is said to have slapped a €90m price tag on his star, which, should the Spaniards refuse to pay, Inter would try and lower.

Gazzetta explain the Serie A side are, for now, happy to ‘wait’ to then ‘offer themselves as an alternative’ if Real Madrid decide against investing in Eriksen.

With just one year left on the Tottenham midfielder’s deal, this summer has become key for everyone involved, as postponing a sale beyond the next few months could lead to a free transfer, and we doubt that’s on Levy’s agenda.